Timothy John Fitzgerald, Jr.
March 28, 2020
Timothy (Tim) John Fitzgerald Jr., age 83, of Hastings on Hudson, New York formerly of Jay, New York passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:55 pm at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York after a prolonged illness.
Tim was born in Lake Placid, New York on September 14, 1936. He grew up in Lake Placid with his parents and three brothers enjoying all that the Adirondacks had to offer. He was a graduate of Lake Placid High School.
Tim served in the United States Air Force for four years allowing him to travel to Ireland and beyond before returning to Lake Placid. He worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 35 years before retiring and living his "golden years" in Jay, New York. Also, he worked part time jobs in construction and automotive repair and restoration. Once his illness progressed, he moved to live with his son's family in White Plains, New York.
Tim loved the outdoors and the Adirondack Mountains and spent much of his time walking or skiing in the woods and enjoying the wildlife. His many hobbies included photography, hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, running, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, singing, gardening, and reading. He sang in a barbershop quartet in Lake Placid. Tim ran many 5K and 10K races as well as several marathons throughout his adult life, and he relayed his own running expertise and stories to nurture his beloved granddaughter's devotion to the sport when he attended her track meets. He spent countless hours reading classic literature including poetry, Doyle, London, Nash, Poe, Adirondack Stories, and Irish Mythology. His love for restoring cars was often shared when he displayed, paraded, or showed his own antique automobiles.
Tim's predeceased relatives include his mother, Margaret Lacey Fitzgerald; father, Timothy John Fitzgerald; brother, James Fitzgerald; brother, Edward Fitzgerald; and sister-in-law Olympia Sponza Fitzgerald.
Tim's surviving relatives include his brother John Fitzgerald; sister-in-law Ann Cayea Fitzgerald; son Patrick Fitzgerald (Janie Davies Fitzgerald); granddaughter, Shaelyn Fitzgerald; nephews, John Fitzgerald; Conan Fitzgerald (Sarah Fitzgerald); Mike Fitzgerald; Rick Fitzgerald; niece Erin Fitzgerald Trites (Paul Trites); grandnephews James Trites; Aidan Trites; Sean Fitzgerald; grandniece Molly Fitzgerald; and many cousins.
The Fitzgerald Family expresses deep gratitude to his caregivers at Andrus on Hudson for the excellent care that he received while living there since September.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tim Fitzgerald can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or the Adirondack Mountain Club.
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