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 Fitzgerald, John J. Jr.
Born: 01/19/1952
Died: 07/15/2017
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Fitzgerald, John J. Jr.

Fitzgerald, John J. Jr. age 65 of Rockaway Borough passed away suddenly Saturday July 15, 2017 at the St. Clare’s Hospital Denville Campus. He was born in Newark, NJ.

Son of the late John J. and Ruth (Karrick) Fitzgerald, John was a graduate of the St. Patrick High School Elizabeth. Mr. Fitzgerald was currently a project manager for Interstate Electric/Enclave Builders, Inc. Chatham, NJ. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was also a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Morris County, NJ, a dedicated NY Jets fan as well as a talented handyman.

John was pre deceased by his brothers Gerald and Daniel. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved wife Kate; his son Matthew S. and his wife Arlisse stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI; his daughters Stephanie E. and Corinne K. Fitzgerald both of Rockaway as well as his precious grandchildren Isabella and Matthew Jr. His neighbors and friends paid this tribute to him, “John was the best friend we had, never hesitating to lend a hand and be there for us. He will truly be missed.”

              Visitation will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM in the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. (Rte. 46) Dover, N.J. Graveside Funeral Services will be held Friday July 21st at 11:00 AM in the Gate of Heaven RC Cemetery Ridgedale Ave. East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation www.wish.org
 
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I knew John for about 10 years working with him at Enclave and InterState. I found him to be a very easygoing guy who really knew what he was doing. He was always upbeat! The depth of his knowledge always amazed me. He was full of surprises! I worked with him on many projects and he was always someone you could count on. He spoke of his family to me often and was very proud of you. John was my friend and I will miss him very much.
Jerry Chirico
To the family of John Fitgearld Please accept my sincere condolences. I have taken comfort knowing that God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.????Revelation 21:3, 4 The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. As we have previously noted, the Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. And at that time humans will have the prospect of enjoying perfect health, and they will never have to die again. ??But surely that is wishful thinking!?? for some may say. For words of encouragement please go to JW.org Sincerely, Roberta
Roberta
John was a classmate at St. Patrick's. I can still see that wry smile and twinkle in his eyes. What a nice guy! Please accept my condolences on behalf of the Class of 1970. I just shared his obit with them via email.
Kathy Skrupskis
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