Dorothy (Pat) Flood of Meadville died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at home.
She was born in Summerfield, Kan., on Sept. 30, 1928, daughter of the late Harry and Junia Brees Patterson.
Mrs. Flood was the secretary and dispatcher for the Edinboro Police Department for 16 years. Previously she was a secretary for the Lincoln, Neb., Chamber of Commerce. She received her police training at Mercyhurst College.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Wilbur Patterson; and her son-in-law, Norman Duncan of Cambridge Springs.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Gordon Flood; a daughter, Susan Duncan of Conneautville; four sons, David Flood and his wife, Vickie, of Buford, Ga., Gary Flood and his wife, Ladora, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Mark Flood and his wife, Nadine, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Jon Flood and his wife, Patty, of Cambridge Springs; two brothers, Harold Patterson and his wife, Norma, of Omaha, Neb., and Richard Patterson and his wife, Linda, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Alberta Truax of Lincoln, and Dolores Jacobs, of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren, Ericka, Jaymie, Stephanie, Eric, Kelly, Caleb, Daniel, Jacob, Hannah, Grace, Catherine and Sean; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
No calling hours will be observed. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie St., Edinboro, has been entrusted with the care of Mrs. Flood’s arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Pat and Gordon Flood Music Endowment, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.