|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1931|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2012|
Los Angeles County
Arthur was born September 16, 1931 in Watertown, Massachusetts, the youngest child of Honora Dacey Fitzgerald and Jerome Vincent Fitzgerald.
Art graduated from Watertown High School in 1949, where he was a well-liked student and accomplished athlete. After graduation, he spent a short time as a lineman with Boston Edison, and then, in an attempt to escape the frigid New England winters, enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Parris Island, South Carolina and Osaka, Japan.
Shortly after receiving his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University, Art met the love of his life, Elsbeth ("Ellie") Steiniger and they were married in Fair Lawn, NJ on June 13, 1959. Art and Ellie settled in Cranford, NJ and two children, Brian and Diane, quickly followed. Art began his career in the insurance and workers' compensation industry as a claims supervisor with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in South Orange, NJ. He later joined Ingersoll-Rand Company in Phillipsburg, NJ and the family relocated to Easton, PA. In 1974, Art was recruited by Union Oil Company in Los Angeles, CA as manager of workers' compensation and the family headed west, settling in Whittier, CA. During his tenure at Union Oil Company, Art was an active participant and President (1982 - 1983) of the California Self Insurers Association.
Art's favorite pastimes were traveling the world with his wife, Ellie, reading, puttering in his garden, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Art was predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Eleanor Palma and Grace Thompson, and his brother, Richard Fitzgerald. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsbeth, his children and their spouses, Brian (Ligia) Fitzgerald of Rossmoor, CA, Diane (Ian) Gregor of Long Beach, CA, five grandchildren, Andrew, Cameron and Lauren Fitzgerald and Erica and Nicholas Gregor, as well as many loving nephews, nieces and cousins.
Whittier Daily News, September 2012
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Plot: Marigold Lawn, Lot 518, Grave 3
Created by: Frances Cope
Record added: Sep 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97781838