Obituary of John L. Fitzgerald
Hilton - John L. Fitzgerald passed away on July 31, 2021 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife, Fern; his children, Susan (Peter) Furgiuele, Daniel (Deborah) Fitzgerald, Karen (Paul) Fry; Fern's children, Dianne Rodrigue-Madore, Suzanne (Gary) Bunce, Michelle Lippa; his grandchildren April (Shawn) Diehl, Sarah (Michael) DeFranco, Samantha Cseplo (Brandon DeBaere), Colleen (Eric) Ignatowski, Ryan Fitzgerald, Eric (Shawna) Benson, John-Paul Benson, Nicholas (Emily) Bunce, Jacob (Natalie) Bunce, Julia (Zack) Melino, Phillip (Lauren) Lippa, Brianna Lippa, Paul Lippa; his great-grandchildren, Evelyn Diehl, Mason Diehl, Everitt Benson, Colton Benson, Carter Benson, Hayden Bunce and Camila Melino.
John was a Veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from Aquinas Institute and went on to graduate from RIT. He retired after 36 years from Eastman Kodak Company. He enjoyed skeet shooting, boating, water sports, and leisure time at his cottage on Seneca Lake, and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, August 5 from 4-6 pm at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton. John's Graveside Service will be held privately at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612.
Thank you to the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice for the excellent care they provided for John.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, Rochester Regional Health Foundation, 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14607 in John's memory. (click on the charity name for online donations)