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Robert V Fitzgibbon

February 14, 1928April 11, 2021

Robert V. "Bob" Fitzgibbon, formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away April 11, 2021 at his home in Schererville, IN surrounded by family. Bob is survived by his wife, Helen (Cox) Fitzgibbon, brother Joseph Fitzgibbon, his children Gary (Erin) Fitzgibbon, Robin (Richard) Gettings, Tracey Fitzgibbon, Dorelle Goon, and Wendy Carpenter, his step-children Nancy (Vic) Stathis, Barbara Short, Joanna (Gerard) Holmes, Janet (Kevin) McGrath, and Mary (Kenneth) Foster. Bob is also survived by his four grandsons (Michael, Robert, Greg, and Matthew), six great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Bob moved to Albuquerque in 1961 and proceeded to engage in many different enterprises as a small business owner. For many years he was a General Contractor working at his own company named Shamrock Five Construction. Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Robert V Fitzgibbon, age 93, of Schererville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Robert was born February 14, 1928 in Easton, PA to the late Joseph and Mary (O'Malley) Fitzgibbon.

Family and friends may gather from 9AM - 9:30AM on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. Andrew the Apostle, 801 W 73rd Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410. Rev. Pat Gaza will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 9:30AM at the church. Burial will take place following the funeral at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - 20953 W. Hoff Rd., Elwood, IL 60421.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Fitzgibbon family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, April 15, 2021


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Letty Gelbaugh

April 16, 2021

My Uncle Bob:
* When he wasn’t enthusiastically sharing his wisdom with others, he loved to generate creative solutions to a wide range of problems,
* Not one to mince words, he was a straight-shooter.
* He was known to be honest, sincere and hardworking.
* He was an avid dancer when the opportunity presented its self.
* He enjoyed cooking Mexican food, baking, and spending time with his family.
* Trips to visit him on Long Island and especially in Albuquerque will live on in our memories as treasures. And we are going to miss the long loving phone calls of his later years...

Tracey Fitzgibbon

April 15, 2021

Dad was always a "dapper" dresser. My best visual of "Daddieo" is him in a pink polo shirt, plaid shorts, argyle socks and black loafers! That was my Dad, comfortable in whatever he choose. XO Tracey

Nancy Stathis

April 14, 2021

Bob was kind, generous, loving and had a wonderful sense of humor. My family and I were so lucky that he was a part of our lives. It is hard to put into words how much we thought of him. He wasn't just a great stepdad, but Grandpa Bob to our daughters and treasured friend to me. It is hard to imagine not hearing his great laugh on the other end of the phone line but we are fortunate to have our memories. You will be sorely missed Bob. Love, Nancy, Vic, Laura and Lexie