Gerald C. Fitzgerald (Jerry-Fitz) passed through the gates of Heaven on Thursday, November 10, 2017. He was born in Lockport on January 31, 1938 and lived his entire life in Lockport, NY; Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Helena (Weston); dear father of two sons, Brett A. (fiancée Angie Hughes) of Lake Worth, Florida and Paul A. (Lauren) of Frederick, Maryland; brother of Sheila Tracy (Charles Thrall) of Lockport, NY and Cheryl Ippolito (Anthony) of East Amherst, NY. He was adored by his grandchildren: Siena, Allison, Emily, Cade and Caroline and his many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Jerry "Fitz" was preceded in death by his parents, Lina and Charles Fitzgerald, his brother Lynn Fitzgerald, and his in laws, Margaret and Stanley Weston.
Jerry "Fitz" graduated in 1956 from Lockport Senior High School and worked many years at Simon Steel Mill and General Motors (Harrison Radiator). Jerry served as a member of the Army National Guard.
Jerry "Fitz" was a devoted father and No. 1 fan for his boys baseball, swimming and scouting activities. In his youth, Fitz was batboy for Lockport Bus Lines baseball team; he was a member of the Lockport Moose Club and Past President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He and his wife researched their ancestry in 2008 with a trip to Ireland and Scotland; he was an avid Notre Dame, Green Bay Packers and Boston Red Sox fan.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday November 15th, 3-7 PM at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 AM, at St. John's Catholic Church; Burial at St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the: American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.