SPRINGFIELD – Robert Fitzgerald, 70, of Springfield died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Capitol Care Center.
He is survived by his sister Anna Mae Ford of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.
He was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Springfield, the son of John E. and Catherine Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jack, Jim and Bill; and a sister, Helen Fitzgerald.
Mr. Fitzgerald was a resident of Springfield most of his life. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish at Sacred Heart Church. He was involved with the Little Red School House and Sparc for many years. He loved to sing Amazing Grace and attend church when he was able. Music was his favorite activity. He was very much loved by all the relatives. A special thanks to Dr. Gowin, Capitol Care, Sparc and Passages Hospice for the care they have shown Robert.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home with the Rev. Christopher House officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sparc or Passages Hospice, LLC, 134 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123.