The man best known as J.P. Patches, Chris Wedes of Edmonds, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported.
The Times said that Mr. Wedes, 84, died Sunday morning. On television from 1958 to 1981, and in countless personal appearances since, Mr. Wedes delighted generations of Puget Sound area children and adults with his zany antics and a style that was irreverent yet gentle, The Times said.
Mr. Wedes’ death was confirmed by Robert L. Newman, who played Mr. Wedes’ sidekick, “Gertrude.”
“Everyone remembers him,” Newman said. “He left such a mark. He will never be forgotten.”
You read the Times’ obituary of Mr. Wedes here.