Obituary for FITZGERALD

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday April 21, 2013

FITZGERALD, EDWARD Born May 14, 1923 in Bisbee Arizona he has gone to be with the Lord on April 16, 2013. Ed was preceded in death by his brother, George Fitzgerald and son-in-law James Hardie. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginabelle Dexter Fitzgerald; brother, Robert Fitzgerald and wife Babs; sister, Ruth Fitzgerald Stelzner and husband Richard; daughters, Jeanabelle Hardie, Debora Ann Wagstaff and husband Robert, Mary Fitzgerald Salas and husband Paul; grandsons, John and Thomas Hardie, Edward Michael, Kenneth Nelson and wife Chasidy; granddaughters, Virginia Marie Humann, Jessica Stock, Megan Christina Fitzgerald and fiancee Jeremy Garcia. Ed was blessed to be a great-grandfather of eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tyson and Hunter Hardie, James Dylan Robinson, Savannah Jean Humann, Kenneth Franklin, Paxton Cole and Jace Kenneth Nelson. Ed lived a wonderful and active life. His family moved to Long Beach, CA in 1938, Ed volunteered for a six year enlistment with the US Navy in 1942, and made it his career retiring in 1965 as a Chief Petty Officer. His entire military service was spent in Naval Aviation. He formally retired in 1990 after 15 addition years of Civil Service. He relocated from Thousand Oaks CA in 2011 to Rio Rancho NM to be with his family. Ed lived an extraordinary life and passed away at peace with his family by his side. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:15pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 501 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM. Please visit Edward's online register book at www.salazarandsonsmortuary.com Services Entrusted to SALAZAR & SONS MORTUARY 400 3RD St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-247-4124

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