Audrey A. Stricker, nee Zurick, passed away on May 29, 2021, with family at her side. She was born November 26, 1933, in New Kensington, PA to the late Anthony and Belle Zurick. Audrey is survived by her sister Joan Holden, and numerous nieces and nephews from three generations.
Audrey received a Registered Nursing Degree from Shadyside Hospital and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Buffalo, NY. The early years of Audrey's career were devoted to front line nursing and nursing management, including Operating and Recovery Room Supervisor at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; Director of Operating and Recovery Room Services at Northridge General Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Assistant Director of Nursing, Operating Room Services at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Audrey joined the Cooperative of American Physicians – Mutual Protection Trust (CAP-MPT) in Los Angeles, CA in 1979 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Pepperdine University in 1980. She held various positions of increasing responsibility, retiring as Executive Vice President at CAP-MPT in 1998.
Audrey lived the last 22 years in Jacksonville. She enjoyed living on a tidal marsh, cooking, and spending time with her dogs, particularly Maggie I and Maggie II.
A memorial service will be held at the Palms Presbyterian Church Chapel, in Jacksonville Beach, at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 12, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Jacksonville, FL
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