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Patrick, Floyd 7/29/1932 - 7/5/2015 Ann Arbor Floyd Albert Patrick passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His family would like to express their sincere gratitude and deep appreciation to the exceptional staff of Arbor Hospice for allowing the family and Floyd to engage in his last, finest hours before he slipped peacefully to Heaven. Floyd Albert Patrick was born July 29, 1932 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Floyd and Edith Patrick. Floyd continued with his love of music, playing his clarinet in the University of Wisconsin Marching Band at the Rose Bowl in 1954. During this time Floyd enlisted in the U.S. Army R.O.T.C. program and was shipped to South Korea, where he served as the administrator of a M.A.S.H. unit, and earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After being honorably discharged on July 9, 1962 from the U.S. Army, Floyd resumed his academic career. While working on his Ph.D. in Hospital Administration from the University of Iowa, Floyd married the love of his life, Chloris Meyers, on June 12, 1959. He then accepted a teaching position at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. In 1970 he and Chloris moved from Carbondale to Ann Arbor. They became actively engaged in the Christian Reformed Church of Ann Arbor. Floyd was a tenured professor, touching the lives of hundreds of college students at the University of Iowa, Southern Illinois University, and Eastern Michigan University, where he served as the Head of the Department of Business Management. Floyd retired from EMU in 1998. Floyd was a dedicated husband, father, brother, son, teacher, church elder, and counselor over the course of his life. Floyd's faith was of utmost importance to him. As of this year, June 2015, Floyd and Chloris celebrated their 56th anniversary. In his later years, Floyd particularly enjoyed working out with friends at the Washtenaw County Recreation Center, known as, "Al," from his middle name Albert. Preceded in death by his parents, and by his granddaughter Christianna, Floyd is survived by his wife, Chloris Patrick; his three children: Ellen Patrick, and her children Lochlann and Aidan; David Kirkpatrick, and his children Ryan and Courtney; Joel Patrick, and his children Hannah, Jordan and Joshua; his sister, Carole Boyd; and many other family members. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 2-4pm, and from 6-8pm, at Nie Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty in Ann Arbor. The funeral will be held at the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., and the Military burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery on Jackson Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, Arbor Hospice or a charity of your choice.
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