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George L. "Buster" FITZ

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FITZ, George L. "Buster"

George L. "Buster" Fitz, born in Waynesboro, PA on October 26, 1942, died suddenly April 25, 2013 of a heart condition. After moving to Riviera Beach in 1949 with his parents, Dorothy and Roscoe Fitz and sister, Sallie, the family owned and operated Busters Florist and Nursery at the Farmers Market in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach from the late 1950's until the late 1980's. In his later years Buster has been working at the Sailfish Marina on Palm Beach Shores. He has been known around town as Sammy the Sailfish also the Palm Beach Shores Fire Department Santa, lighting of the Palm Beach Shores Christmas Tree and handing out candy and dog bones on Christmas day. In his younger years Buster was known around Riviera Beach and Lake Park as the fairest umpire in Little League baseball there was. Buster was also a volunteer firefighter. Originally with the Palm Beach Gardens volunteer fire department and recently with the Palm Beach Shores Fire Department. Buster is survived by his son, Joseph (Jennifer) Fitz; granddaughter, Tabitha Rose; his sister, Sallie (Wayne) Sahlbach; niece, Debi Martinez and son, John Martinez; nephew, Wayne Sahlbach, Jr. and son, Tyler Sahlbach, also his best friend, Laurie. Buster was loved and did love many. He will be missed. The family will be receiving friends Thursday, May 2, 2013 (TODAY) from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a Funeral Service beginning at 7:00 PM at Howard-Price Funeral Home.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from May 1 to May 3, 2013
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