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Neil E. Fitzgerald

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death Jan 2013 (aged 82)
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 103785039 · View Source
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Neil Fitzgerald, 82, of Mesa AZ died peacefully at home with loved ones near. Neil was born and raised in Cyclone PA to Merle and Helen (Crise) Fitzgerald on May 14, 1930. Neil was predeceased by his 1st wife Helen Joyce (Williams) Fitgerald and shared 15 happy years with his 2nd wife Theda (Atwell Thwing). He was fortunate to have loving relationships with these 2 wonderful women in his lifetime.

Neil had 3 children who survive him. William w/wife Marsha, Karen w/partner Michael, and baby sister Lisa w/partner Sue. He is also survived by brother Fred w/ wife Joann, brother Gary w/wife Rosemary, and sister Jane Georgaides w/ husband George. A sister-in- law Bonnie Curran w/ husband Jerry also survive.

Neil had 5 grandchildren- Jason, Katera, Cohn, Sarah, and Tyler who blessed him w/ 5 great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews round off his family. A nephew John predeceased him.

Neil is also survived by 2 step children-Perry Thwing and Sharon McAfee and 3 step grandchildren w/3 step great grandchildren. A stepson David and step grandson Aaron predeceased him.

Neil was a veteran serving in the navy in late 1940s and early 1950s. Married in 1950 to 'Joyce' and having his 3 children in PA he eventually moved from western PA , where he worked in oil fields, to Honeoye NY where he produced a good life, in the country, for his family, by drilling water wells. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in PA and NY and retiring to AZ he enjoyed fishing, keno, and basketball on tv. Cross country visits kept him in contact with his family. Meeting Theda, who grew up in the same area, he remarried. Interestingly they hadn't seen or heard from each other for 47yrs. She tells the story that he was her 1st boyfriend in 4th grade.

He will be missed.


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  • Created by: KeepsakeQuilter
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103785039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Neil E. Fitzgerald (14 May 1930–Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103785039, ; Maintained by KeepsakeQuilter (contributor 47153586) Unknown.