Harold William "Fitz" Fitzgerald

FITZGERALD, HAROLD WILLIAM "FITZ"; of Waterford; died March 23, 2013; he was 82. Beloved husband of the late Barbara H. Fitzgerald; dear father of Judy Stadler and Steven (Jean) Fitzgerald; special dad of Mike Iafrate and Brenda Ressler; grandfather of Kelley (Jason) Banks, Ryan Fitzgerald and Michelle (Brian Stien) Stadler; great grandfather of Ryleigh Banks; brother of Maureen (Robert) Green; brother-in-law of Jack (Doris) Gibbons. Fitz was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Korea. Owned and operated Fitzgerald Plumbing and Heating. Past President and Founder of Tri-County Heating and Plumbing Assn., Tri-County Mechanical Assn., Michigan State Mechanical Assoc, founder of CIT (Certified Inspector Trainer). He helped patent the Fitzswitch which was built under Fitzgerald Enterprises and a couple of other patents. He retired as the plumbing inspector for Bloomfield Twp. He was a life member of the Pontiac/Waterford Elks #810 and a member of the Clare VFW. He enjoyed being a licensed pilot and racing snowmobiles in his younger years. In state Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Rd., Waterford until the time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME - WATERFORD with a Rosary at 7:15 p.m. Final resting place will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the . To send a condolence go to

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Coats Funeral Home - Waterford
3141 Sashabaw Road Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 674-0461
Published in The Oakland Press on Mar. 24, 2013