John P. Fitzgerald, 87, of Chippewa Twp., died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born February 20, 1931 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late John L. and Margaret E. (Cronin) Fitzgerald. John proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a devoted member of the American Legion and VFW.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (VanKirk) Fitzgerald; and his brother, James C. Fitzgerald.
He is survived by his loving children, Patrick D. Fitzgerald of Chippewa Twp., Bonnie (Harry) Wichryk of Darlington, Dee Dee Fitzgerald of Chippewa Twp., James B. (Lori) Fitzgerald of South Beaver Twp., and Susan (Larry) Alviani of Chippewa Twp.; twelve grandchildren, John Lee (Jenny) Fitzgerald, Michael P. (Emily) Fitzgerald, Sarah (Tony) Lowe, Anna Wichryk, Emily Wichryk (Ryan) Boyle, Chelsea (Brandon) Nalesnik, Molly (Marcus) Fitzgerald, Megan (Cory) Weber, Robert Fitzgerald, Britney Alviani, Danielle Alviani and Brian (Mary) Alviani; and seven great-grandchildren, Lee, Owen, Gunnar, Jace, Layne, Mia and Cohen.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and Friday from 11am until the time of a blessing service at noon in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home 117 Blackhawk Rd. Chippewa-www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Members of the Honor Guard will provide full military honors at the funeral home on Friday at 11:45am.
Private interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.