Edward Michael Fitzgerald, M.D. age 63, passed away November 20, 2008 in Colorado Springs. He was born November 26, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late Walter James and Theresa Scolponeti Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald is survived by his loving wife, Kim Fitzgerald, daughter, Alison (Greg) Andrews of Colorado Springs, sons Ross (Virginia Goldman) Fitzgerald of Houston, Texas, Sean (Atsuko) Fitzgerald of Thailand, grandchildren, Quinn Edward Andrews, Jack Desmond Fitzgerald, Ciaran Fitzgerald, a brother, Walter (Jeanne) Fitzgerald of Billerica, Massachusetts, and sister in law Catherine Wells of Newton, Massachusetts and her daughter Erica Wells Mitchell. Dr. Fitzgerald received his medical degree in 1970 from Tufts University in Boston and served his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota before moving to Colorado Springs. Dr Fitzgerald began practicing orthopedic surgery in Colorado Springs in 1978, specializing in the treatment of ankles and feet, and worked at Front Range Orthopedics for the past 10 years. Dr. Fitzerald is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is a past president of the El Paso County Medical Society and former head of the Medical Ethics Committee. He holds professional affiliations with the American Medical Association, Colorado Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Western Orthopedic Association. Dr. Fitzgerald was a member of First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. He was a veteran of the US Air Force Medical Corps. Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Center or ESM First Fund, a charitable fund for prescription medication, in memory of Dr. Edward Fitzgerald.
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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 25, 2008