Fitzpatrick, William Bernard

April 08, 2006

WILLIAM BERNARD FITZPATRICK, 79, passed away Thursday morning, after a long battle with many health issues. He was born in Bel Camp, MD, in 1926, the son of the late John Thomas Fitzpatrick and Elizabeth Fahey Fitzpatrick. He attended St. Stephen's grade school, Aberdeen High School, and the University of Baltimore. He made his family proud by serving in the US Navy during World War II. He belonged to various Veteran's Clubs and Associations. Bill was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish and had been active with the former St. Vincent De Paul Society, reaching out to those in need of comfort. He held positions as terminal manager for various trucking companies in New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He also worked for the Public Utilities Commission, as an analyst, for ten plus years, before retiring. An avid reader and follower of current events, you could always find him with a news magazine in hand, especially after he was forced to give up his passion for yard work, due to health concerns. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine Kelly Fitzpatrick, and two daughters, Maura Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and Sheila Fitzpatrick, and twin grandchildren, Molly Catherine and Connor William Fitzpatrick, all of the Harrisburg area. His surviving siblings are Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Collins and Robert Fitzpatrick of Bel Air, MD, and Richard Fitzpatrick of Virginia. He'd sadly lost two brothers; Daniel Fitzpatrick of Bel Air, MD, and Jack Fitzpatrick of Salisbury, MD. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, April 9, 2006, from 6:00 - 8:00pm, in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 10, 2006, at 11:00 am, in St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, with burial at Resurrection Cemetery following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036; or via e-mail to talletto@fallenheroesfund.org. Words cannot begin to describe the emptiness we feel without this wonderful, generous man. He was truly loved.

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