CLASS OF 2015
PETER “CHIP” PATANZO
Peter “Chip” Patanzo played football, basketball and baseball at all levels from 7th grade until his graduation in 1965. He earned six varsity letters. Peter was named Co-Male Athlete his senior year.
Chip played offensive and defensive tackle for Lyons High School. He received Honorable Mention for the Wayne Finger Lakes All Conference Team his junior year. He was the only unanimous selection to the Wayne Finger Lakes Football All-Conference First Team his senior year.
Chip was a varsity basketball starter his junior and senior years. He led the team in rebounds both years. He was awarded Best Clutch Performance of the Section V AA basketball tournament, scoring 4 points in the last 30 seconds of the game to lead Lyons over Brockport in the semi-final game. Chip was named to the 2nd Team All-Tournament Team AA.
Chip was more than just an athlete in high school. He won the VFW Essay Contest on patriotism. He wrote for the school newspaper. He had the male lead in the senior play. Chip was the recipient of the Balfour Award, a graduation award given to the senior boy who contributed most to his class.
Chip went on to play football at Mansfield University starting every game for all four years. His junior year he received Honorable Mention for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. He was named to the PSAC 2nd team his senior year. He graduated in 1969 with a BS in Education.
After teaching for five years, Chip went into sales of heavy and highway construction equipment. He worked with local, state and federal governments throughout the United States.
Chip has been married to Mary Ann for 47 years. Mary Ann was a former home economics teacher at Lyons High School. They have two children. Their daughter, Lisa Marie, is currently an Accounts Payable manager and their son, Peter, is a lawyer. They have one grandchild, Giada Marie.
Chip and Mary Ann are currently living in Hallandale Beach, Florida.