Arnold B. Fitzpatrick
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UPPER ARLINGTON: Arnold B. Fitzpatrick, 86, a former longtime Shelby resident, died at his home in Upper Arlington on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.
He was born on February 4, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts to Irish-born parents Bernard and Helen (Haggerty) Fitzpatrick. He served in the United States Coast Guard in World War II, and, upon returning to Boston following the war, graduated from Boston College in 1950. He was also a graduate of the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.
He married Joan McIntyre on August 28, 1954, who survives him.
The Fitzpatricks moved their young family to Shelby in 1960 when Mr. Fitzpatrick accepted a position with the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company. When he retired in the 1980's, he was Executive Vice-President, Vice-President-Underwriting, and Chairman of the Executive Committee and a Member of the Board of Directors. He later worked as a business consultant and was an original partner in Joe Theismann's Restaurant, of Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was active in a number of local organizations and had served as President of the Shelby Country Club, the Shelby Ad Club and the Serra Club. He was also a member of Westbrook Country Club. He held volunteer officer positions in the Shelby Little League and Shelby Pony League and, for many years, served as a Director of the Citizens Bank of Shelby and the Richland County Transit Board. He was a parishioner at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby, and St. Timothy's in Upper Arlington.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan Fitzpatrick, of Upper Arlington; three children: Kevin (Pam) of Burke, Virginia, Keith (Cindy) of Seville, and Kyle (Joe), of Upper Arlington; seven grandchildren: Kevin, Kathryn and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Kason (Carly) and Kaleb Fitzpatrick, and Colin and Bridget Corna, and one great-grandchild Colin Fitzpatrick.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Kelly Fitzpatrick, in 1994.
He is also survived by a sister, Muriel Krant, of Boston; two nephews and four nieces.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby on Saturday April 6, at 10:30 AM. Interment will be at a later date. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages friends to make a contribution to the
. To share online condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in the News Journal on Apr. 2, 2013