William K. Fitzgerald

William K. Fitzgerald, 91, of 238 Parkview Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at his son David’s home in Kersey.

He was born October 20, 1927, in Bradford, son of the late Robert and Mary Monroe Fitzgerald.  He was a graduate of Bradford High School and Penn State University and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1956.  Bill was a retired employee of the Airco Corporation, retiring in 1986.

On November 24, 1949, in Bradford, Bill married Shirley Hokanson, who preceded him in death on September 6, 2013.

He is survived by three sons, David Fitzgerald and his wife Margie of Kersey, John Fitzgerald and his wife Lisa of St. Marys, and Todd Fitzgerald of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Greg Fitzgerald, Trisha Fisk, Amy Young, Matthew Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald, and Jennifer Molnar; two great grandchildren, Jackson and Connor Fisk; and by a daughter-in-law, Barbara Fitzgerald.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, James Fitzgerald in 2012; a brother, Robert Fitzgerald; a half-sister, Kathryn Fitzgerald; and by his step father, Victor Samuelson.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II.  He always helped out at his son Todd’s restaurant, the Village Peddler, and was a Sunday school teacher for 25 years.  Bill was a devoted father who enjoyed his family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held in the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. J. Tim Hoover, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the McKean County Memorial Park.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 140 North St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Lisa and Jim Dunmire April 14, 2019 at 4:51 pm

Bill was an amazing man. He was an example of a kind and quiet strength that was based on a true peace in Christ. He will be missed by all that knew him. Our deepest Sympathies.
In God’s Love,
The Dunmire Family

Joe & Bonnie Salvatore April 15, 2019 at 10:53 am

Always enjoyed seeing & talking with Bill through the years. He was a special guy with a with a great sense of humor. What a blessing to know a man of faith that loved his family as he did.
We are so sorry for your loss and pray the God of all Comfort to be with you all.
Joe & Bonnie Salvatore

Bob and Patty Carnes April 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm

As a child remembering playing with the boys at the end of Teaberry Road and up on Ceelyes hill. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Jane Haser Lenze April 17, 2019 at 6:30 am

I worked with William at the Village Peddler, he always had a kind word and would always make me smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Donna Holjencin April 17, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Dear Todd,
You have my deepest sympathies.
Your dad will always be remembered as a very kind and friendly man at the Village Peddler.
Remember your memories with him. It makes things easier to handle.
God bless you all.

Debra Jacob April 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Todd and Family,
I’m very sorry for your loss. May memories help ease the sorrow you are experiencing at this time. My Deepest Sympathy!

Dave and Amy Decker April 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Dear Todd and family,
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very nice man and we will miss visiting with him at the Peddler. Keep him in your memories and your hearts.

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