Daniel Joseph Fitch

Daniel Joseph Fitch

Birth
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Death 23 Jul 1990 (aged 12)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Memorial ID 39460824 · View Source
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Danny was a sweet shy boy. A good kid.

Said Mike Mitchum, pastor of Cordova Neighborhood Church: As we stand here where Danny's body is buried, let us remember that children deserve to be loved. We are not here to judge. But it is God's word that children are to be taken care of and protected.
-excerpt from October 1991 Sacramento Bee Article.

Danny was murdered two days after his twelfth birthday.

For over one year, Danny's grave was an unmarked pauper's grave as per Sacramento County policy requiring that expenses be reimbursed prior to gravesite marking. Due to the efforts led by Danny's loving aunt, Debra Baca, and Sacramento Bee columnist James Trotter, and others like Hispanic News editor George Martinez this requirement was waived for Danny and contributions were accumulated by the Sacramento community for the beautiful marker by American Monument. Also instrumental in the raising of funds was Carrie Oldman of the Department of Corrections.



Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DANIEL JOSEPH FITCH
JULY 21, 1978 - JULY 23, 1990
AN ANGEL RETURNED TO GOD.


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  • Created by: Robert Carmody
  • Added: 14 Jul 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Joseph Fitch (21 Jul 1978–23 Jul 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39460824, citing Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA ; Maintained by Robert Carmody (contributor 46907378) .