OBITUARY

Raleigh Edward "Ed" Fitzgerald

December 4, 1943November 16, 2021
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Raleigh Edward “Ed” Fitzgerald, 77, of Waynesboro, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond.

Mr. Fitzgerald was born on December 4, 1943 in Winchester, and was a son of the late Carl Winford Fitzgerald and Dorothy Elizabeth (Yeago) Spicer. Ed retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. In his retirement, Mr. Fitzgerald worked as a truck driver for UTS. He loved to travel and especially taking cruises. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed yard work. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with the family and grandkids. Ed was an active member of the Ruritans and a former member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Angelina “Angel” Fitzgerald. In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by a son, Winford Caudill “Dale” Fitzgerald of Peterstown, WV; step daughters, Bethanne Harris and husband Leon of Stuarts Draft, Kayla Bombard of Waynesboro; sister-in-law, Carolyn Fitzgerald; grandchildren, Nathaniel Gillenwater, Jamarie Batts, Lena Ali, Antonio Bombard; Aunt, Emily Clem; a niece, Elizabeth Walker; and a nephew, Noah Fitzgerald.

Ed was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Bobby” Fitzgerald; and his first wife, Janet Faye Fitzgerald.

The funeral service will be held on Monday November 22, 2021 at 2 PM at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Rev. Ray Fisher officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 PM at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed.

Active Pallbearers for the service will be Nick Ricciardelli, Jake Wakefield, David Cash, Bob Quinn, Jacob Wakefield and Steve Fitzgerald.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, by visiting https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=10043

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Bill Staley

November 19, 2021

Shipmate FULL Sails and Following Seas! Was my pleasure to have served with you and Bob two of the best ever. Peace and Love my friend.

David Ccash

November 19, 2021

Rest In Peace Cuz until we meet again.

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