MICHAEL C. PATRICK

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PATRICK MICHAEL C. PATRICK Michael Charles Patrick was welcomed home by our Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing and will be missed by all. Born November 25, 1942, Michael Patrick was raised in the D.C. area - living in Greenbelt, Gettysburg, PA, and Clifton, VA. He graduated from High Point High School in 1960 and pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Maryland. He was active with the ROTC program with intentions of a career in the U.S. Air Force until a car accident forced a change in his goals. He married his high school sweetheart Suzanne Louise Landis in September of 1963 until her passing in 2002. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1965. Settling down in Mt. Airy, MD, he joined IBM and began a career for the Federal Systems Division. He achieved his Masters Degree from University of Maryland George Washington Campus in 1971 while raising a family (his two sons Douglas "67 and Christopher '69). He performed amazing feats for the company, traveling the world; earning many awards and accolades working for the Galileo Space Program, the Japanese Publishing System, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Agency. He took his family to Europe during the 1980's to assist the Department of Defense design a Communications, Command and Control system utilizing Globally Positioned Satellites that later became the Global Positioning System (GPS) that is used by everyone today. He returned to the Gaithersburg area, where his career took him from IBM to Loral, to Lockheed Martin where he supported the Department of Defense as a European Liaison to other European Defense agencies and companies. In 2005 he remarried Lynne Lundie, a friend of both himself and Suzanne whom they met in Brussels and remained a close and loving companion. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2011 continuing to travel the world and engage in civic support. He was a Layperson for the Calvary United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, MD from 1968 until his health forced him to leave the D.C. area in 2012 and live with his son in Orlando until his passing. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Johnny Caruso, step-father Walter Burel, sister-in-law Mezzy MacKenzie, two sons Doug and Christopher Patrick, daughters-in-law Michelle and Lilly, and grandchildren, Emily, Drake, Amber, Nicole, Nichole, and Lauren. Please join us on August 24 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy at 11 a.m. as we celebrate his life. He will be inurned next to his first wife, Suzanne Louise Patrick.career for the Federal Systems Division. He achieved his Masters Degree from University of Maryland George Washington Campus in 1971 while raising a family (his two sons Douglas "67 and Christopher '69). He performed amazing feats for the company, traveling the world; earning many awards and accolades working for the Galileo Space Program, the Japanese Publishing System, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Agency. He took his family to Europe during the 1980's to assist the Department of Defense design a Communications, Command and Control system utilizing Globally Positioned Satellites that later became the Global Positioning System (GPS) that is used by everyone today. He returned to the Gaithersburg area, where his career took him from IBM to Loral, to Lockheed Martin where he supported the Department of Defense as a European Liaison to other European Defense agencies and companies. In 2005 he remarried Lynne Lundie, a friend of both himself and Suzanne whom they met in Brussels and remained a close and loving companion. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2011 continuing to travel the world and engage in civic support. He was a Layperson for the Calvary United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy, MD from 1968 until his health forced him to leave the D.C. area in 2012 and live with his son in Orlando until his passing. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Johnny Caruso, step-father Walter Burel, sister-in-law Mezzy MacKenzie, two sons Doug and Christopher Patrick, daughters-in-law Michelle and Lilly, and grandchildren, Emily, Drake, Amber, Nicole, Nichole, and Lauren. Please join us on August 24 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy at 11 a.m. as we celebrate his life. He will be inurned next to his first wife, Suzanne Louise Patrick.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2013
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