Richard Curtis Fitzpatrick

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Richard Curtis Fitzpatrick, 61 years 11 months, and 28 days, passed away at the hospital in Cleveland.

Richard was born on Nov. 30, 1958, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Curtis Fitzpatrick; a brother, Jerry Austin Buck; and all his grandparents.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, a wife of 23 years, Ruth; a daughter, Glori, of Cleveland; a son, Adam, of Los Angeles, Calif.; his mom and dad, Mary and John Kilen, of Cleveland; three sisters: Gloria Fitzpatrick and Judy Fitzpatrick of Cleveland and Lisa (Jerry) Ambrose of Bingham Lake, Minn.; three brothers: William Buck of Kalamazoo, Mich., Jack Fitzpatrick of Jacksonville, Fla. and Calvin Fitzpatrick of Mankato, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard graduated from high school in Kalamazoo, Mich., before enlisting in the United States Navy where he was a chief engineer for 20 years. He then started a family in San Diego, Calif. It was there in San Diego he became a member to the Bethany Assembly of God Church, staying close to God. Then he moved to Cleveland in 2013.

He stayed a member of his church by phone, praying for anyone who needed a prayer or scripture from the Bible. It was his pleasure to talk or pray with anyone. Even while working at Home Depot for many years, everyone knew Richard would talk of God or pray for them when needed. He will be missed by many.

Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Avenue Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

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