OBITUARY

John Humphrey Fitzgerald

March 22, 1941March 21, 2014

John H. Fitzgerald, 72, Pleasant Hill, Missouri died March 21, 2014. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March. 26 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. A native son of Kansas City, John passed away with dignity and courage. He was a strong supporter of the University of Missouri and Wentworth Military Academy. With a lifelong passion for team sports, statistics was his true calling, much to the approval of an NBC Sports booth position in the late 1970s. His final career in hospitality management was with Collins Foods International. The family wishes to express its thanks to St. Joseph Hospital staff for the tremendous care and concern for our beloved Johnny Fitz. Great is your faith. Be it as you desire.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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John Humphrey Fitzgerald

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Linda Henson

August 5, 2017

I just found out about his death...my deepest sympathy to his family and many friends. I dated him in high school many years ago! He was a great guy! R.I.P.

Linda Elliott Henson

Patty Yessner

June 12, 2014

Rest In Peace Fitz, will miss my birthday phone call, you never forgot me.

Bill & Julie Ohno

June 12, 2014

We were so sad to hear of John's passing, and sorry we didn't make it back to see him after he moved from L.A. He was my brother-in-law for many years and a fun part of our family. We always called each other on birthdays and holidays, and sometimes during sports playoffs! We will miss talking to him and seeing his smile.

Linda (Frey) Crawford

April 5, 2014

I had not seen John for many years, but his smiling face and wonderful sense of humor will be remembered by all I am sure.

Fred Hesselroth

March 26, 2014

I just learned of John's passing and my deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

I will miss our daily conversations during football and basketball season about the Kansas City Chiefs and Missouri Tigers. Talk about a die hard fan, that was John. His wit, sarcasm, and knowledge of his favorite teams was something to be teasured.

I last saw John two weeks ago at St Joseph Hospital. He was having a tough time but remained positive as to his future. He was not going to give up his fight to live.

I knew John for over 50 years and I'm proud to call him one of my best friends ever. I will miss him

Julie Smart

March 25, 2014

Your sense of humor, smiling face and football stats will truely be missed! God speed!

March 25, 2014

He was a loving and kind husband. He and his family were my pillar when I lost my folks.

He won't limp anymore and can have all the Tia Maria he wants, while God keeps him up on the football scores.

Blessings to a special soul.

Kathy Fitzgerald

Richard (Dick) Brown

March 25, 2014

Wow. John, my friend you are missed and will always be missed. Born on the same day, same hospital, St. Luke's in Kansas City, room mates for 3 years at WMA, 1 year at William Jewell College, friends forever. You are running once again. God's speed. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

March 25, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to family and friends, John will be missed by all.
The President, Staff and Faculty of
Wentworth Military Academy

Richard AKA Dick Brown

March 25, 2014

Oh John. My long time friend, from the day we were born in St. Luke's Hospital. You are missed and will always be missed.May flights of Angels tend thee to thy rest. You are running again. God's speed.