Arthur David Fitzgerald

Arthur David Fitzgerald, 82, left us July 22, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. His home in Independence, Missouri was preceded with homes in Arizona, Texas and New Jersey. A Mass will be held in his honor August 7, 11 AM at St. Mark’s RC Church, Independence, Missouri. Inurnment, 2:30 PM at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Kansas.

Arthur was born August 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, son of Arthur Herman Fitzgerald and Isabelle Fitzgerald. He proudly served in the UnitedStates Air Force for over six years. In 1957, in Elmhurst, New York, he married Anna Kutasz, of Maspeth, Queens, NYew York. While raising a young family, he attended Pace College in Lower Manhattan, part time at night to earn his Bachelor’s of Administration Degree. He worked for Caltex Petroleum Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1988. Among his many accomplishments he was named to the prestigious MENSA Scholar Society. While raising four young children he was active in Little League and Boy Scouts, and traveled with his family and friends, camping throughout the eastern US and Canada. After retirement he continued his travels throughout the continental US, Alaska and Europe.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Arthur is survived by his wife, Anna, sons, Arthur and his wife Joye, Holden, Missouri, Brendan, Independence, Missouri and Robert, and daughter Coleen and her husband Kevin Knox, Watauga, Texas, and six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

10 Comments

  1. Chuck Neubecker on August 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Art and I worked together in the Caltex Dallas office for many years. Art was a great guy and always had a smile on his face. Art was truly the go to guy when I needed to get thru the bureaucracy of the head office. May he rest in the eternal peace of our Risen
    Lord!

  2. Larry Burke on August 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Although I hadn’t seem Art is quite awhile, I still feel a great sense of loss at the news of his passing. Caltex had an abundance of nice people, but none nicer than Art Fitzgerald.

    My sincere condolences to his family, and to all who were his friends.

    Larry Burke

  3. Frank and Beatrice Doughty on August 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    We were saddened to receive advice of Art’s passing. We first met Art and Ann some years ago and enjoyed their company and friendship on a tour of Greece and The Greek Islands. Since that time we have remained friends through Christmas greetings and emails.We will always remember our wonderful visit to Tucson.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Ann and the family.
    Frank and Beatrice,Cherrybrook NSW, Australia

  4. Ann & Eddie Banks on August 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    One of the nicest persons my wife & I knew at Caltex back in the 1970’s. Both in the Engineering & Accounting departments Artie was loved by all. Before relocating to Bahrain in 1979, I remember purchasing a manual black & white camers that I learned all about taking professional pictures.

    Ann & Eddie Banks

  5. Franl Flatley on August 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Art and I shared many good moments in the Caltex office and out. We joined Caltex at about the same time and Art was one of the real “nice guys”. I hope he died peacefully Anna. Love Frank

  6. Jackie and Jim Russell on August 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    We are sad to hear about Art’s passing. He is now looking down from Heaven.
    We met Ann and Art on a trip to Ireland, then Germany, Austria and Switzerland, then Italy. Plus, a visit to them in Arizonia.
    Lots of fond memories with them. Will send a card to Ann.
    Jackie and Jim Russell

  7. Doug Viafora Jr on August 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I was saddend to hear of the passing of Mr. Fitzgerald. We lived accross the street from the Fitzgerald family on George Ave in Edison NJ and have many fond memories. I offer my condolences to his family. I pray God blesses his soul and receives his spirit.

  8. Nikki Shields on August 3, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Coleen,
    I am very sad to hear of your father’s passing. I have enjoyed working with you for the past 6 years and hearing so many wonderful stories of him. I never met your father but how much you talk about him and the stories you tell I know it would have been an honor. Don’t let those memories ever end. I know how hard this is for you and always know I am here for you and love you more then anything. May your father rest in peace and may your heart be healed with time.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Nikki Shields

  9. Robert Nadler on July 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

    He will forever be my “Uncle Artie”, actually my godfather. My best memories will always be of family camping in Cape May NJ. He was the most organized guy I knew .. And that whistle. You knew it was his from a mile away. And boy, if it was for you, it was like explaining to a drill sargent why you were late! You were gonna pay a price. He was one of the good guys and will be missed. I will offer a toast at my next campfire to you Uncle Artie- Robert Nadler…

  10. DOUGLAS K. VIAFORA on July 29, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I MET ART IN 1964 WHEN WE BOTH MOVED TO THE SAME STREET IN EDISON, NJ(GEORGE AVENUE) MY WIFE AND I ALONG WITH VINCE CALABRETTA BECAME GOOD FRIENDS. OUR CHILDREN PLAYED TOGETHER AND MY WIFE, EVELYN, AND I HAVE MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF THOSE DAYS.
    ART! MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE AND LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE ON YOU.
    EVELYN AND DOUG VIAFORA

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