Deborah Saxe Patterson, 58, of West Orange died July 18, 2015. She was born in Boston and grew up in Kennebunk, Maine; Nashville, Tenn.; and Allentown, Pa.
Mrs. Patterson was a teacher at Golda Och Academy, West Orange, since 2006.
She received her BA from Washington & Jefferson College in 1979 and an MS from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in 1982.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, Kyle of Dallas and Andrew of State College, Pa.; and her mother, Beverly Saxe of Kennebunk.
Services were held July 22 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center, St. Barnabas Foundation, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange, NJ 07052.