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Joseph E. Fitzgerald

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Joseph E. Fitzgerald

Age 91 of Glen Mills, PA and formerly of South Bethany and Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully April 18, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Joe was born in Washington, DC on August 6, 1924, the second oldest of nine children. He served during WWII with the 82nd Airborne Division in the European Theater. In 1947, he joined then the Standard Oil Company as a mail boy and retired 1980 as a sale manager from what became the Exxon Corporation.

He was the past President of the Wilmington Touchdown Club; served 3 terms as Chairman of the Delaware Oilman Association; a Charter Member of the Fenwick Island Lions Club which he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow; served 13 years on the South Bethany Town Council; and Commodore of the Assawomen Bay Yacht Club.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne. He is survived by his son, Michael J. Fitzgerald (Laura) of Cape Coral, FL; daughters, Joan M. Fitzgerald of Ardentown, DE, Mary C. Fitzgerald (Liann) of Surfside Beach, TX and Patricia F. Walters of Wilmington, DE; grandchildren, Sharon, Karin and Joe; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Fallon, Ethan and Everly; and a great-great-grandson, Aiden - his little buddy.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Lions Club International (


Published in The News Journal from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2016
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