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Walter Jack Fitzgerald

Born: Thu., Feb. 5, 1931
Died: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Pennington Funeral Home

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Walter Jack Fitzgerald, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 26th, 2017.

Jack and his twin sister, Mary were born in Montgomery, WV. On Feb. 5, 1931.

He was a graduate of Gauley Bridge High School and a graduate of the University of West Virginia with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and severed as president. Jack was a life time contributor to the West Virginia University Foundation. He was a Captain in the Army serving in the Corp of Engineers, and was an employee of Exxon for his entire working career assigned to Puerto Rico, Venezuela and finishing his employment in Miami.

Jack was married to Margret Barker for over 50 years. They had three children Charles, Andrew, Dustin, and three grandchildren Matthew Fitzgerald, James and Emma Goodman. After the death of his wife Margret, he moved to Naples, Florida to be closer to his daughter Dustin and her husband Mark Goodman along with his grandchildren.

Jack enjoyed bridge with his friends and volunteering at the Bonita Springs Literacy Council. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Charles Fitzgerald.

He is survived by his sister Mary Blackwell, niece, nephews, son, daughter and grandchildren. Jack was loved by all and will be forever missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Jason Skaggs officiating. Inurnment will be in the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Virginia Foundation in memory of Walter J. Fitzgerald. (WVU Foundation, One Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, Morgantown, WV. 26501.)

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Kaye. Charleston, WV
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Thank you for your service to our country Mr. Fitzgerald!

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