Gerald Preston Patrick
September 24, 1941 - July 6, 2021
Gerald Preston Patrick passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Frederick, Maryland at the age of 79. He entered the world September 24, 1941 in Fremont, NE. Jerry was an exceptional honored graduate of Fremont High School, Class of 1959. As a student at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he attained a BS and MA degree. Upon College graduation he entered U.S. government service with an initial assignment to Marrakech, Morocco due to his French language skills. Employed by the United State Aid for International Development, he posted in Washington, D.C. and the Republic of South Vietnam.
Returning to DC he served with distinction at the United States Department of Agriculture until his well-deserved retirement. During his D.C. assignments, Jerry purchased the circa 1800s Patrick Manor on Patrick Street in historic Frederick, Maryland. He completely restored the three-plus story mansion built by his distant relatives, resplendent with swimming pool, solarium, gym, etc. The interior furnished with beautiful period antique motif. Hosting many open houses, his home was very popular with the local gentry and tourists, particularly during holidays.
Jerry is preceded in death by his mother Eva M. (Lovell) Patrick and father Foy (Pat) Patrick; and sister-in-law Barbara (Christensen) Patrick.
He leaves behind his beloved sister Kim Patrick of Fremont, NE and brother Jim Patrick of Harvard, NE and many nieces and nephews and also a number of cousins.
No funeral arrangements are planned.