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Timothy Tim Steven Fitzgerald

April 29, 1949September 17, 2017

Timothy Steven Fitzgerald, Sr., 68, of Holden Beach, NC formerly of Canton Ohio, passed away on Sunday, the seventeenth of September, 2017 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC, under the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Born in Canton, OH on the twenty ninth of April, 1949, he was a son of the late James Francis Fitzgerald, Sr. and Ann Frances Toth Fitzgerald. Tim was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. James “Jim” Fitzgerald, Jr. He graduated from Lehman High School and went on to Kent State University and Akron University where he earned two Bachelor's degrees in Education. “Coach Fitz” was a defensive coordinator football coach and taught at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Canton, OH, Perry High School, Massillon, OH, Walsh Jesuit High School, Akron, OH and the latter part of his career at West Brunswick and South Brunswick High Schools as defensive coordinator and head track coach. He was also a veteran of the US military. Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-eight years, Kathy L. Fitzgerald; sons, Timothy Steven Fitzgerald, Jr. and wife Tammy of Manassas, VA, Daniel Arnold and wife Melissa of Winston-Salem, NC; daughters, Mindi Long of Varnamtown, NC, Kimberly Brice and husband Charlie of Akron, OH, Stephanie Johnson and husband Jeff of Canton, OH; grandchildren, Timothy Long, Christopher Long, Elizabeth Long and husband Isaac Furr, Nathaniel Arnold, Abigail Noah, twenty-seven other grandchildren, two great grandchildren as well as “The Boys” Joey and Marley Fitzgerald, his canine companions. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that monetary donations be made in his name to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area 8830 Cameron St. #201, Silver Spring MD 20910 or http://parkinsonfoundation.org/ Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel


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Nick Shaheen

October 12, 2017

Sad to learn of tim's passing. We went to Woodland Grade School and Lehman High back in the day. May God receive him with open arms and comfort his family in knowing he is in a truly better place.

Marci Callen

September 29, 2017

Kathy and Family,

Our hearts were greatly saddened to hear of Tim's passing.
He was a very good man, such a giving person and we always enjoyed
being in his company.

There are no words to truly bring comfort. But, we hope that
in the days, months and years to come you will find some
peace in knowing that your love and care supported him and
helped him through the known and unknown trials of his

Tim leaves a wonderful legacy and many new lives because
he walked this earth.

Our most sincere condolences.

Bill & Marci Callen

September 28, 2017

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I pray in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all
the joyful memories shared and will always cherish these beautiful memories . Romans 15:13 -


Roxanna Wilson

September 21, 2017

Mindi you and your family are in my prayers!! You're in my thoughts dear!! So sorry for your loss!

Linda Callender

September 20, 2017

Mindi and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I'm sorry to hear of Tim's passing.

Carmen Snead

September 19, 2017

Mindi and Chris , so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love you both!


September 19, 2017

Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Jane & Chuck Sypolt

September 19, 2017

Kathy, Mindi and Family,
Sending our love and special thoughts to each of you! Tim's fight was long and hard but with the caring hands of each of you!
Tim is at peace now our thoughts lie with you two, Kathy and Mindi! We are a phone call away, please call! ❤❤❤!!
Hugs to everyone❤

Vicki Kidd

September 19, 2017

Dear Fitzgerald, Arnold & Long family, know that your loss is shared, as Tim touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

With our sympathy and love we especially wanted to say so many warm and caring thoughts and memories are there with you today.

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared provide comfort to you and your family today and always. And may it somehow be a help and comfort just to know how often you'll be thought of through the days that come and go, and know that you're in our prayers.

Sending hugs and love,

(Aunt) Vicki and Bruce