Patricia Barrack BraterMay 31, 1942 ~ August 3, 2017 (age 75)
Patricia Barrack Brater, Dr, of Education, passed peacefully on August 3, 2017. Patricia was born and grew - up in Coldwater, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Education in 1964. She moved, with her husband, to Merritt Island in early 1965. Patricia was a resident here for 52 years. She was an elementary teacher in several schools, and went on to get a Masters in Special Education, and a Doctors degree in Education in 1983, from Florida Atlantic University. Patricia was the Central Brevard Area Coordinator for Special Education until she retired in 1998. Patricia's Celebration of Life - Memorial Services will be held on August 30, 2017, at the Grace United Methodist Church, in Merritt Island, 65 Needle Blvd., at 2 pm. A reception will be held after the services, at the church. Pat is survived by her husband - Robert Brater, son - Jonathan Brater, and brothers - Jerry, Larry, and Cork Barrack, Patricia's daughter - Nikki Brater, preceded her in death, 2007 In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association.