James Edward Fitzpatrick — devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather — passed into eternal life from natural causes in Washington, Utah on January 22, 2017.
A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. George Catholic Church, located at 259 West 200 North. Interment was at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary (435-673-4221). For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our website www.metcalfmortuary.com.
James was born in Anthon, Iowa. The youngest of the four sisters and three brothers, he was born to John Joseph and Grace Dicus Fitzpatrick on April 6, 1928.
He was educated in schools in Iowa and Nebraska. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
James married Lorraine Faye Greenwald on November 6, 1948 in Wayne, Nebraska. Their union produced three sons and one daughter: Marcia (Ron) Berry, Douglas Lee (Karen), James Owen (Gail) and Todd Michael (deceased).
He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, three sisters and two brothers.
He leaves behind one sister, Francis Wildblood; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.