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Ronald Lee Fitzpatrick Sr. was born on August 4, 1958 in Brawley, CA and passed away on January 2, 2021 at Pioneers Memorial Hospital also in Brawley. Ron was a lifelong Imperial Valley resident who graduated High School at Brawley Union High. He is survived by his siblings, Robert Eaton and Rosemarie Eaton as well as his 5 children, Genevieve Fitzpatrick, 36, Ronald Fitzpatrick Jr, 35, Hillary Fitzpatrick, 27, Rhonda Smith, 28 and Samantha Rubin, 21, whom he had just reconnected with, and his 4 grandchildren, Caleb, Hailey, Aiden and Corey. Ronald was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Genevieve Eaton; twin brother, Donald Eaton and his oldest brother John Ward. An open Memorial service will be held on March 6, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Frye Chapel and Mortuary 799 S. Brawley Ave, Brawley, CA 92227.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2021.
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March 5, 2021
I’ve been away for so long that I lost touch with the twins aka ( quates ). I have so many great memories of them. Roni had the darker red hair. Two brothers that always had my back when I was growing up, they lived across the street from us in the projects aka CAMPO , we had a local neighborhood social club and they were regulars. I really wish I could have found them in our later years. We played neighborhood football , swimming in the canals . Swinging on ropes from the eucalyptus trees! Playing baseball, and cruzing around the hometown. Miss you guys, my heart sank when I got the news , yet I know you’re in a better place . GODSPEED KARNAL . THE VILLÓN BROTHERs
George Villon
March 4, 2021
What can I say, anyone who knew my brothers, "the twins" as they were affectionately called, (because no one could tell them apart, except for us), knew that Ronnie and Donald were kind, generous and would have your back at the drop of a hat. I just wish I had gotten more time to spend with them in our later years.
Ronnie and I worked at Valley Fish Farms, Catfish farm out on Dogwood Road in the late 70s and we delivered fish all over S. Cal lakes and reservoirs. He was a good reliable worker, game for anything. Later he came to work with me as a Chimney sweep in Salinas, and when we moved to Oregon Donald bought him the Chimney sweep business.
Growing up in the Gov't Camp, "Campo" I practically raised them and Rosemarie as our mom worked nights and slept days. Changed their diapers, taught them how to swim in the canals, and we played hard and rough. We were poor but we had family, still do.
When I was in the Army and on my way to Vietnam from Germany in 1969. I brought them both home a Steel Army helmet, web gear and belts. Later I asked mom in a letter how they liked the Army gear, Mom said they had already torn, bent and mutilated them beyond repair, I'm talkin combat tested gear. Lol. That was my little brothers, the twins.
Love ya forever little brother, wish I could have helped more. Say hi to the fam, one day the circle will be unbroken and we'll all be together again. -Robbie
Robert Eaton
March 2, 2021
When I first met Ronald, he and his twin brother, Donald, were on top of a huge Eucalyptus tree. They were tying a rope, attached to a tire, to a large branch on the tree. We used that tire as a swing to jump into our neighborhood watering hole. The twins were always up for an adventure and challenge. We were fortunate to have grown up with them in the “Ole Government Camp”. So many great and fun times! Both Ronald and his brother, Donald were a big part of our lives. Ronald, you will be missed but never forgotten. Much love and respect from all the Gals, Fellas and Vatos from the “Government Camp/
Rest In Peace, May You Be In God’s Loving Hands. May you be up there, climbing trees with your brother! “Adventure and Challenge!” God Bless the Fitzpatrick and Eaton Family. To Robbie and Rosemary, our hearts, love and prayers go out to You..
Angel, George, John and the Villon Family..
Angel Villon
February 28, 2021
Forever r i will be so greatly miss by so many..especial by you we're a awesome mellow and happy....and a great artists...It was great knowing differently left your mark in the world...
Dora lynn Williams
February 26, 2021
The memories of the twins smile will forever live on! The campo memories....
Martha Dominguez
February 26, 2021
Ronnie was my ex-husband, and for the 12 years that he and I were together, (4 years together before being married for 8 years), I never once saw him turn down someone that was in need of some help! He had one of the kindest hearts, and would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it! I will miss his infectious laughter and his gigantic bear hugs when he would wrap me in his arms! His smile lit up the room when he walked in, and he made everyone he met feel as if they were a family member. We had our ups and downs like all couples do, but at the end of the day, he was always there for me no matter what! RIP Ronnie, I will never forget you, and I will always love you!
Elizabeth DunnFitzpatrick
Elizabeth DunnFitzpatrick
February 26, 2021
May he walk with us always.
Genevieve Fitzpatrick
February 26, 2021
My dad was a very kind hearted person. His laughter and smile will ring on with us forever. Love you old man
Genevieve Fitzpatrick
February 26, 2021
Ronnie and my brothers were very good friends they were devastated when he passed, He was always friendly and respectful when I saw him he will be missed, our condolences to the Eaton Fitzpatrick family.
Sherrie Augusta
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