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Edward T. Fitzgerald

  • On November 4, 2022
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Edward T. Fitzgerald, age 72, of McMurray, PA, passed away on November 4, 2022.

Born April 11, 1950 and raised in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, Ed was the son of the late Edward and Victoria Fitzgerald, loving husband of the late Marybeth (Ganea) Fitzgerald and beloved brother of Patricia Knapp of Lawrenceville.

Following his graduation from Washington Vocational High School in Lawrenceville Ed attended the Ivy School of Professional Arts on Market St. in Pittsburgh earning an associate degree in Graphic Arts.

Ed worked for a time as a photographer and on freelance films until 1975 when he secured a job as a Graphic Artist working for the Exploration Department of Consolidation Coal Company (now Consol Energy). Ed worked for Consol in various positions until accepting a position as CAD / GIS Technician with Key Environmental Inc. of Carnegie, PA. After spending several years with Key, Ed once again returned to work for Consol at their CNX Gas Office in Waynesburg and later at their corporate headquarters in Southpointe where he worked until December 2015 when he opted to retire to take full time care of his wife.

Ed and his wife were both avid gardeners and had extensive vegetable and beautiful flower gardens at their home. He was also a member of the McMurray Art League.  Ed was a member of The Pittsburgh Iris and Day Lilly Society and volunteered as Secretary / Treasurer for the Drillers Association.

Ed is survived by his sister Patricia, niece Michelle, nephew Andrew and his “girls” as he called them, 7 cats that he and his wife rescued: Maura, Peepers, Miss M, Silvie, Sammi, Livie and Peanut.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd. McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

A brief visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 10:30 am followed by a graveside (chapel) committal service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery on Washington Road at 11 am.

Ed has requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to one of his favorite charities Catnip Acres Animal Rescue.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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8 Comments

Rebecca Binder
I met Ed and his wife through my husband Bernie. The three of them journeyed through art school together and stayed friends through the years. Ed and Bernie could talk on the phone for hours, about anything and everything! And they respected each other agreeing to disagree with mutual affection. It pained both Bernie and I to watch Ed’s health challenged by factors out of his control. In the end, the prayers for recovery became prayers for release. Bless you Ed, and may you find peace in the loving hands of our Lord.
Maranda Wodzinski
Ed was an amazing soul, I am here today because he introduced my parents to each other. I have such fond memories of being at his house with Mayr-watching ice skating after sharing a meal. Playing with Mayr’s Gund bears, and just enjoying the company of those who helped bring me into this world. I am so grateful for the decades of friendship Ed and my Dad shared together. He is now reunited with his wife and loved ones who have passed before him, and I will cherish the time I spent with him while in this realm.
Annie Shean
I have many memories of Ed while growing up, and he and Mayr were an extension of the family. I was saddened to hear of his heath struggles over the past few years, and I take comfort knowing that he is now at peace. His loss will be felt by many, but I hope that knows who know him take solace that he is now reunited with Mayr.
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