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Francis Patrick "Pat" CLYDE


CLYDE, Francis Patrick "Pat" passed away quietly on Feb. 14, 2013, at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis "Pat" and Faye (Christian) Clyde; and his daughter, Pamela Sue (Clyde) Shively (1957-2005). He is survived by his wife, Sally Ann (Weales) Clyde of Valrico; his son, Shannon Clyde and wife, Lori of Round Rock, TX; son-in-law, Nicholas Shively of Spokane, WA; and grandchildren, Micah and Sarai Shively, and Patrick and Mary Clyde. Pat was born a Hoosier in 1930, but moved from Anderson, IN, to Brandon in 1968 to escape the cold winters. Pat was a retired classroom teacher, having taught in the business education department at Brewster and Tampa Bay Tech High Schools in Tampa. As a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, Pat witnessed the first hydrogen bomb test at the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands while aboard the USS LST 836 during Operation Ivy. He was an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, enjoyed blues music, and loved watching movies. His love of fishing was outpaced only by his love for his wife, children, grandchildren, and the large extended family of former students, colleagues, & friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Monday, Feb. 18th, at Stowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice. Stowers Funeral Home.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 17, 2013
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