Arthur G. Fitzpatrick
Arthur G. Fitzpatrick AGE: 91 • Shrewsbury Arthur G. Fitzpatrick, 91, of Shrewsbury NJ, passed away at home on April 10, 2017. He was born in Plainfield, NJ on February 14, 1926. He lived in Patchogue, N.Y. through the 7th Grade and returned to Plainfield for 8th Grade and High School. He served in the U. S. Army during the occupation of Japan in the city of Hakodate on the northern island of Hokaido. Initially in the 77th Division, he was a platoon leader in the anti-tank company. Later, in the 11th Airborne, he was the battalion supply officer. He jumped five times to qualify as paratrooper, then one more time after that. Under sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission in 1948, he was assigned the amateur radio call of W2YBS. He graduated from Rutgers University as an electrical engineer in 1950 and was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He and his family moved to Shrewsbury NJ in the spring of 1964 and resided there for 53 years He sold instruments and control systems to the process industries for Rosemount for eleven years and retired in 1995. Art joined the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury in April, 1965 where he served as a Trustee and an Elder. He served the Borough of Shrewsbury as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for one year and as a member of the Borough Council for five years. He served as a member of the Shrewsbury Boy Scout Troop #250 Committee for seven years. After his retirement, he volunteered at the Shrewsbury Police Department one day a week for 10 years. He was predeceased by daughter Janice in 1959. Art is survived by his wife Wanda after 60 years of marriage; by his son Doug and his wife Liz of Cornelius NC; by his son Rick and his wife Kristin of Rockaway NJ; by his daughter Julie and her husband Phil Thornalley of London England; and by 6 grandchildren. Visitation will take place at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ, on Wednesday April 19th from 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20th at The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury Memorial Fund or in his name to the charity of your choice.
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