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Richard Rogers Fitzgerald, 65, of Albemarle, born November 17, 1945 passed away Thur. Sept. 19 at Bethany Woods in Albemarle.
Richard served in the US Air Force and spent several years in California. He was an avid sports fan and voracious reader of the news. Richard enjoyed life his way and will be remembered fondly by those who had the opportunity to spend time with him.
He was predeceased by his parents William C. Fitzgerald Jr. and Bessie Lee Rogers Fitzgerald. He is survived by sons Richard R. Fitzgerald Jr. of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Randall S. Fitzgerald of Morgan Hill, California and Jason A. Fitzgerald (Monica) of Hollister, California and four grandchildren. Survivors also include his brother William C Fitzgerald and wife Carolyn of Pinehurst, NC and sister Carol F. Vallecillo and husband Dr. Ray Vallecillo of Beaufort, NC.
Celebrations of his life will be held in North Carolina and California at a later date.
Those who wish can make donations to Central United Methodist Church 172 N. Second St. Albemarle 28001 or Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St. Albemarle, NC 28001.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, NC is assisting the Fitzgerald family. Online condolences may be made at www.MyCarolinaCremation.com. Please leave your address after signing the quest book.