Nov. 2, 1946 - Jan. 6, 2014
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MISHAWAKA - Ronnie Howard Fitzpatrick, 67, residing in Mishawaka, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, in his home. He was born November 2, 1946, in Niles, Michigan, a son of the late Theodore & Gladys (Johnson) Fitzpatrick, and had lived in this community all of his life. Mr. Fitzpatrick retired as an Inspector with AM General Corp. following eleven years of service, and previously worked for South Bend Plastics. He is survived by his three daughters, Melissa Fitzpatrick and Carmen Fitzpatrick, both of South Bend, and Sue Anna Fitzpatrick of Mishawaka; along with three grandchildren, Tyler Umbarger, Trent Umbarger and Coley Nowak. Also surviving is his brother, David Plonski of South Bend. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Vivian Faye Fitzpatrick, on April 4, 2010. Ronnie honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed fishing, gambling and bowling. Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, at the Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until services time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy on behalf of Mr. Fitzpatrick may be offered to the Marine Corps League, 539 Parry Street, South Bend, IN 46617. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Jan. 9, 2014