John J. Fitzpatrick "Jack"

John J. Fitzpatrick “Jack”

Age 87, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Compassionate Care Hospice.

Born in Wilmington, Jack was the son of the late Francis and Virginia (Worth) Fitzpatrick, and was a graduate of P.S. duPont High School. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended Goldey Beacom College where he earned an Associates Degree. Jack retired from Speakman Company in 1996 after spending the majority of his professional career there. His wife, Margaret (Holleran) Fitzpatrick, predeceased him.

Jack is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Fitzpatrick and Kerry Marks of East Lyme, CT; his daughter and son-in-law, Nora Fitzpatrick and Robert Stephens of Gaithersburg, MD; and three grandchildren, Grace and Rory Stephens and James Fitzpatrick. Additionally, he will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, and his dear friend, Phyllis Episcopo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 11, at noon, at St. Helena’s Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE, where friends and family are invited to visitation after 11 AM. Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wilmington Veteran Affairs Hospital, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Elsmere, DE 19805, Zamdance at or Wounded Warrior Tennis c/o Dr. Karl Lee, 105 Massbury St., Gaithersburg, MD 20878.



Submitted by Eileen Schaal on
I remember Fitz as being such a sweet and gentle man. I will pray for him and his family. He will be sadly missed

Submitted by Eileen Schaal on
My condolences to the Fitzpatrick family and the Episcopo family Fitz was such a kind and gentle man. He talked to me about his family and his grandchildren. I will miss his smiling face.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My condolences to you and your family. May  1Thessalonians 4:13 -15 give you and your family some comfort.  Which say " Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that  you  may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. For if we have faith  that Jesus died and rose again and, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus ". So again my condolences to you and your family .