BLOOMINGTON ---- Max James Gilpatrick, 83, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Meadowood Health Pavilion.
Born September 25 ,1921 in Bloomington, he was the son of Simon B. and Minnie P. (Layman) Gilpatrick.
He retired in 1983, after 32 years of service from Crane Navel Weapons Center working in the Q&E Lab. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1942-45 on the U.S.S. Hollis DE 794 - APD-86, in the Atlantic, European and Pacific Theaters. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bloomington, the American Legion Post 18, Bloomington, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, the Bloomington Jaycees and the Sertoma Club.
Survivors include: his wife Barbara (Myers) Gilpatrick of Bloomington; a son Stephen R. Gilpatrick of Nacogdoches, Texas; a granddaughter Erin Maurea Gilpatrick of Nacogdoches, Texas; a step-grandson Jeremy Dyes of Yoakum, Texas; a step-great grandson Drakes Dyes of Yoakum, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Michael W. Gilpatrick, a sister Barbara Allen Gilpatrick, a brother Richard Gilpatrick, and two step-sisters, Emma Martin Leuck and Reubie Werkmeister.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Valhalla Memory Gardens with the Rev. Mark Calvert Rosenburger officiating. Military rites will be conducted.
There will be private family visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 18 Youth Programs, 1800 W. 3rd, Bloomington, IN 47404.