Andrew Joseph Flock, age 96,of Venice, FL, passed away on March 21,2020. He was born in the Bronx, NY to Josef and Rosina Flock on February 2, 1923.He came to Venice from New City, NY 40 years ago. He served in the US Army from 1941-1945.He fought in the Battle of the Bulge,3rd Army under General Patton. He was a machine tank gunner in the 13th Armored Division, Upon the ending of the war in Europe, his division was transferred to Camp Beale in CA to prepare for the invasion of Japan. He served as an NYPD patrolman and retired in 1971.
Andy was an early past president of the NYPD 1013 club of Manasota-Sarasota Counties; a member of the American Legion-Venice post; the VFW in Venice and the 13th Armored Division Association.
Surviving family members include his wife of 69 years, Eileen[nee Soucy} whom he married on October 1,1950; daughter Deborah Flock; sons Andrew Flock and wife Iylin; Michael Flock, and Mark Flock; grandchildren Lisa Dowd, Andrea Lyn Flock, Matthew Andrew Flock. Step grandchildren include: Deirdre Portner, Evon Saavedra, Rochele Eldridge and Jay Amman. Andy was predeceased by his brother Joseph. He has 2 nieces,1 nephew Barbara Fitzgerald, Margaret Alvarez and Joseph Flock Jr.
Services will be scheduled at a later date at Sarasota National Cemetery.