Patrick S. McCroskey(1962 – 2012)

Dr. Patrick S. McCroskey, 49, of San Diego, passed away on April 1, 2012, as a result of a long battle with cancer. He is the son of Dr. James C. McCroskey of Birmingham, AL, and Carol Naatz of Pittsburgh, PA. Patrick was born in Norfolk, VA, on August 7, 1962. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1984 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988.
Patrick is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jennifer; their sons, Sean and Connor; his father, James, and his wife, Dr. Virginia Richmond; mother, Carol, and her husband, Frederick Naatz; as well as four siblings, Kellie Jaquez of San Diego, CA, James C. McCroskey III of Ashville, NY, Dr. Lynda McCroskey of Huntington Beach, CA, and Lisa Toudouze of San Antonio, TX.
Dr. McCroskey was a Managing Director at TPG Biotech in San Francisco, CA. Patrick's biggest love was being with his family and watching his boys succeed on and off the lacrosse field.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 11:00 AM at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church, 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA, 92130.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick's name to: UCSD John Moores Cancer Center or San Diego Hospice.
Published in the Carmel Valley News on Apr. 12, 2012