Ian B. Kirkpatrick, 74, of Mattydale, passed away Monday, April 26th at Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville. Born to the late Jack and Marjory Kirkpatrick, Ian grew up in State College, PA and was a 1964 graduate of State College High School and then received a bachelor’s degree in Music from Indiana University of Bloomington, IN in 1970.
He has played as a church organist for his entire life including 30 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Syracuse, 3 years at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Dewitt and for the past year at the Anglican Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Liverpool. He also retired in 2013 after 20 years as a data specialist at Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance of CNY.
Ian was predeceased by his wife of 23 years, the former Gale Rodney in 1996 and is survived by a brother, Christopher (Joan) Kirkpatrick of State College, PA; a sister, Stephanie (Marie Sagen) Kirkpatrick of Bellefonte, PA; as well as many friends in the music community.
In lieu of flower contributions in Ian’s memory may be made to the Anglican Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 7831 Morgan Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090 or the American Guild of Organists, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260 New York, NY 10115.
All services will be held privately followed by a burial at St. David’s Episcopal Memorial Garden.