Andy Flood, known as Patty to his family, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as 1st class petty officer on an aircraft carrier and earned his Airframe and Power plant (A&P) license. He joined Seaboard as a junior mechanic and rose to Avionics Maintenance Manager. Andy also earned an associate degree in business from Nassau Community College while working full-time at Seaboard. He left Seaboard a year before the merger with flying Tigers and went to Rockwell Collins where he worked for 20 years in the avionics department as a field service engineer and later as a customer service manager.
Andy was predeceased by all his siblings, Patricia Klimczynski and Dennis, Thomas and Raymond Flood; and a granddaughter, Kelcey Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Lee, of 62 years; Lee; sons, Kevin and Michael (Brandi); daughters, Eileen Yeisley (Kelly) and Kathleen Wilson (Keith); along with nine grandchildren, Ryan Flood, Lacy Flanagan, McKenna and Keenan Flood, Andrew and Conor Yeisley, and Kallie, Kennedy and Kylee Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Jesse and Jamie Yeisley.
Andy is seen here at the reunion in Orlando, Florida in 2014.