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Frank W. Fitzgerald Jr.

Captain

 

United States Merchant Marine

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 28, 1944


CAPTAIN FRANK W. FITZGERALD was born in Pennsylvania in 1905 to Francis W. and Helen A. "Nellie" Fitzgerald, the seventh of eight children. His father owned a soap factory. The Fitzgerald family had moved to New Jersey by 1909, and by 1920 bought a home at 653 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood NJ. He graduated from the Penn Nautical school in 1925, and trained aboard the US Schoolship Annapolis. A career merchant marine officer, he commanded a ship during the American invasion of Sicily.

Frank Fitzgerald passed away on September 28, 1944 at the Army Hospital in Bangor ME. He was 38 at the time of his death, which was reported in the September 29, 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.

CAPT. FITZGERALD DIES IN MAINE HOSPITAL

          Capt. Frank Fitzgerald Jr., 38, formerly of 653 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood {NJ], died Wednesday [9/28/44] in an army Hospital in Bangor, Me. A Merchant marine officer, he commanded a ship in the Sicily invasion. he resided in Collingswood most of his life.
          Captain Fitzgerald has been in the service since 1925, when he was graduated from the Penn nautical School conducted on the schoolship Annapolis. he was the son of Frank W. and Nellie A. Fitzgerald.
       Surviving are his widow Marie, of Maine; a brother, William, of Philadelphia, and six sisters, Sadie E. and Helen A. Fitzgerald, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Thomas Laws, of Philadelphia; Mrs. William C. Twigg, of Larchmont NY; Mrs. Gideon H. Burt, of Collingswood, and Mrs. L.A. Johntra, of Atlantic City.
       Friends will meet at 8:00 AM Saturday in the Foster Funeral Home, 800 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood. Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM in St. John's Church, Collingswood


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