Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Firefighter Dies Sunday After Battle with Brain Cancer


November 14, 2012:  Delray Beach Fire-Rescue regretfully announces the passing of Paramedic/Firefighter Eric Patrie. Eric passed away on Sunday afternoon, November 11, 2012, after battling cancer for over a year. Eric was hired at Delray Beach Fire-Rescue in 1999 as a Paramedic/Firefighter and was promoted to Driver Engineer in 2003. Eric also worked as a “step up” station officer on a regular basis. He was an active member of the Special Operations Team, including the HAZMAT team and Dive-Rescue team. Eric was also an integral member of the apparatus committee and assisted in the specifications and designs of a number of DBFR apparatus. Eric is survived by his wife, Kim, their two young daughters ages 5 and 1, his parents, and his brother. Eric’s funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, November 16th at the Church of the Palms, 1960 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444. The family is asking that donations be made to the Benevolent’s Eric Patrie fund in lieu of flowers. To donate, please visit the Eric Patrie Family Trust Fund at:   ROUTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL APPARATUS IN PROCESSION AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE   ·         Swinton Ave South to Lake Ida Rd ·         Lake Ida Rd west to NW 5th Ave ·         NW 5th Ave south, past Fire Station 1 to Atlantic Ave ·         Atlantic Ave east to Swinton Ave ·         Swinton Ave south to SW 10th St ·         SW 10th St west to SW 4th Ave ·         SW 4th Ave South to Linton Blvd ·         Linton Blvd west, past Fire Station 3 (Eric’s assigned station) to Congress Ave ·         Congress Ave south to Old Germantown Rd ·         Old Germantown Rd west, past Fire Station 5 to Linton Blvd ·         Linton Blvd west to Military Trail The procession officially ends at Military Trail.  The memorial engine, funeral home vehicles, and one accompanying engine will turn south to return to the funeral home.  The remainder of the procession will turn north on Military Trail and then turn east on Atlantic Ave.  All attendees are invited to return to Station 1 for refreshments with the friends, family, and coworkers of Eric.  Station 1 is located at 501 W. Atlantic Avenue.