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John W Fitzgerald

February 19, 1932February 23, 2013

John W Fitzgerald was born on February 19, 1932 and passed away on February 23, 2013 in Stamford, CT.

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John W Fitzgerald

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Liz Bradbury

May 20, 2018

There is a typo in my post, I was 11.

Liz Bradbury

May 19, 2018

Thinking of you Fitz as I am about to teach a section on Pop Art specifically about Corita Kent, in my Art History from a Queer Perspective series at our local LGBT Community Center. When I was 1 (1968), I went with my sister Dennis and her then boyfriend Kevin Simmons to a "Happening" that they were helping you make take place at Eastern, that actually included a visit and talk by Corita Kent. I feel particularity privileged to have met her and heard her speak that evening -- and it was because of you. And then when I was in High School and spent most of every one of my High School hours in the Art Department, I was privileged to get to talk with you nearly every day. You even created a program where the Eames were there to speak on design. We were all very lucky to have you. Thanks Fitz, for everything. I miss you and your brilliant leadership in the Arts.

July 10, 2013

I was a friend of John at Mammoth Cave in 1950, and had often tried find him again. So sorry to find out this way. Bob Bone, robertbone08@gmail.com.

george gregoire

May 4, 2013

John: One of the most important people to have come into my life...I will miss you dearly....

Valerie Bird Streuli

April 19, 2013

Fitz was a special friend to my entire family.............John Bird (principal of Eastern and the high school),Claire,my 2 brothers and myself.We were so lucky.

Louis Sclafani

April 12, 2013

I just got the news from Max Blanchard about Fitz,s passing .. AHHHHHHH!!! Fitz and Al Reed go hand and hand with my thoughts of High school , They both have move so many of us at a critical time of our life's , Thanks to Barbra Gotch ,Fitz, and the Art department , Iv'e been able to live a life as a professional artis for the last thirty something years , Still Loving the process of making objects , Thank You ,Thank You , OXOX
Louis Sclafani ,,, P.S. My MaMa ( the cafeteria lady ] Adored you Fitz !!!! You gave her that blow up Doll at her retirement party .. Yes !!! Remember !!!!

Kit Paine

March 7, 2013

Joan Sutherland, Picasso, the Beatles, 1964, Eastern J.H.S., and the truly unforgetable Mr Fitz. Thank you for making teenage life bearable and fathering us all -

Christopher Elliot

March 5, 2013

He always gave me all the time I ever wanted...thanks Fitz

Marcie Schoenfeld

March 4, 2013

My fondest memory of Fitz is seeing him opening day at the US Open Tennis in Flushing Meadow. It seems that we would bump into each other for many years. I looked forward to seeing him there. It seemed to be the official end of summer for the both of us. He was a wonderful teacher and person who will be greatly missed.

Dave Maxwell

March 2, 2013

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle