Judy, you and your family are in my heart, on my mind, and in my prayers at this difficult time. How I wish I had known Jack! My love to you, Judy Baumgart McIlmail, Rochester MN
I am so very sorry for your loss, Jack was an amazing leader. He once told me that I am "Minister of Hope" I will never forget those words and will continue to live by them each and everyday. Please find comfort in this bible verse from the Book of Isaiah:
Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die. (NLT), One of Jack's favorite sayings by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, "Onward and Upward", Love you Jack and will miss you dearly!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your
time of grief. May your memories bring you
The staff of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
We were so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. He certainly lived a full life and hopefully all your wonderful memories of it will be a consolation to you and yours at this time.
With sympathy and prayers, Colleen and Joe Maier
To the Fitzpatrick family- My prayers are with you. Jack was a very kind man with great purpose and vision who understood what it meant to be a servant leader. He will be greatly missed!
From all these loving tributes to Jack, Judy, you and your family know he is well-loved~Kathy Hynes
It was and is a pleasure working for Jack. He is a great man. Thank you.
To the entire family my prayers and thoughts are with you. Jack was a great man and boss. He duplicated himself in so many others and so his legacy will continue on!
I am so happy to have known Jack and all his wisdom.
My heart is heavy as is so many others. I am so grateful to have known Jack for 28 years and his spirit will live on in my hear forever. We'll continue to make you proud Jack RIP
To Judy, Larry, Megan & Dan, Thank you for sharing your husband and father with me for more than forty years. Jack was a wonderful visionary, leader, mentor, employer, confidant & friend. While his presence will be truly missed, his legacy & love of friends and family lives on forever.
I had the pleasure of working for and with Jack for 27 years . I learned so much from Jack. He always gave 100% whether it was with his family , work and of course the Bears. Jack was a great motivational speaker. He was honest, sincere and courageous . Jack helped write legislation for a jobs program to help the less privileged obtain employment . He touched many lives. Jack and his company is personally responsible for thousands of Chicagoans obtaining employment.
Jack was and is great man . He may not be here physically however his words, legend and ministry will carry on forever . May he rest in peace . Thoughts and prayers for the Fitzpatrick family
I worked for and with Jack for 27 years. He was a true leader. Jack put forth 100% in everything he did, family, friends, E&ES, and of course the Bears. I learned so much from Jack over the years. He was such a great motivational speaker. His honesty, personality and courage can and never will be replaced. Jack touched many people's lives by proving jobs. He was and is a very special person. Physically he may not be with us; however, he is still here in spirit. His words, legacy, and mission of service will continue. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fitzpatrick family.
To the Fitzpatrick family: Although I knew Mr. Fitzpatrick (Jack) professionally for a short period of time, it was an honor to have worked for him. He truly cared for the well being of the customers who received services and support from E&ES. My prayers are with you all.
We had the pleasure of being Jack's seat neighbor at Soldier field for the last 11 years. After spending 8, 9, and sometimes even 10 regular season games with him each year, I know that his knowledge and passion for the game was second to none. His spirit will be missed and game days will not be the same.
Bob and Steve Pinkos
To the Fitzpatrick Family, My sincerest sympathy on your loss. The opportunity to work with the EES family was an awesome education on helping others to plan dreams for a better life.
I didn't know jack as long as every else but when i was around him i felt such a warm sincere present. Jack will be greatly missed and to the fitzpatrick family may the good LORD continue to keep and bless you.
To the Fitzpatrick family, your father was a remarkable and inspiring man. I will remember his passion for service, his humor and his kindness. God bless.
A true man of God with a vision and practice to help those who were truly in need. The best boss I have ever had in my life. I have learned much from this man. God bless him and his family and may his family continue his legacy.
I was so saddened to learn of Jack's passing. My sincerest condolences go out to Larry and the rest of the family. It was my privilege to work with Jack in workforce development for many years. He was a leader in the field, not just in Chicago, but in the nation. A kind man, with the utmost dedication and commitment to assist the poor and vulnerable in our society, Jack's legacy of good works will live on.
To the Fitzpatrick Family,
Jack was a person who turned the spirit of God's love into living action. He will be well revered. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you.
The best of class of 1957 Nat Cale
My thoughts and prayers are with the Fitzpatrick Family. Jack was a visionary. His efforts improved the lives of so many. May The Lord give the Fitzpatrick family comfort through this time of loss.
Praying for the entire family.
My condolences to the family of Jack Fitzpatrick on the occasion of Jack's death. I worked with Jack in the 1960's at the City of Chicago; and later, when companies I worked for engaged Jack's company on various projects. Jack and I had many fun times together with people like John Harper, Arnold Levy and Tom Paulick.
May God sustain the Fitzpatrick family at this time of grief.
Al Kearney, Glenview, Illinois
To Judy, Larry, Dan & Megan--- Thank you for sharing your husband and father with me for more than forty years. Jack was a wonderful visionary, leader, mentor, employer, confidant and friend. While his presence will be missed, his legacy & love of friends and family lives in my heart always.
Say not in grief:"He is no more", but live in thankfulness that he was.
Jack was a wonderful person. So full of life, joy, and faith. I am blessed to work for his company. My thoughts are with your family.
It has been an Honor to have worked under the leadership of a Man that truly walked the walk.
To Jack's children, this is a club that we never asked to join (the lost parents club); I stand in prayer for you and your family. Celebrate his life by carrying on his mission. Peace Be With You All..
Mr Jack was are superhero he will be greatly miss. He touch a lot life with his spirit and his laughter. May he rest in peace. Amen
Larry, Dan and your entire family, I am so sorry for your lost but Jack will forever be remembered in hearts of many. My prayers and thoughts are with you always.
Our Thought and Prayers are with you and the family at this sad time.
I am so sorry about your lost, my condolence go out to your family. Mr.Jack will be miss he touch a lot life with his present. He had a sense of humor that was heart warming. Mr.Jack will live forever in our hearts. Dan and Larry you both had the best father in the world. Mr. Jack left legacy and we will carry it out to the fullest.
I will be out of town and unable to attend services but I wanted to express my condolences to Jack's family. Jack and I coached DePaul Academy's freshmen football team in the early 60s. Even as a young man he was an inspirational leader. He will be missed.
Judy, we are so sorry to hear of Jack passing. May God be with you and your family at this time. God Bless.
Larry and Dan,My condolence to you and your family. Jack will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
I always admired Jack for his leadership and vision in the world of workforce development. Through his work over the many years, he helped to improve the lives of thousands of people in the Chicago area. I am fortunate to count Larry and Dan among my close colleagues. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. With love,
What a beautifully written memorial. He will live in your hearts and in the Kingdom of God forever. All comfort and love to your family.