Joseph Francis Fitzgerald | News, Sports, Jobs

Joseph Francis Fitzgerald, 85, of Layton, died May 3, 2022. Joseph was born August 17, 1936, in Melrose, MA, to William and Elizabeth Fitzgerald. He married the former Brigitte Leithmann of Hof/Saale, Germany on July 27, 1965, and together they had three children Sandra (Matthew), Richard (Cheryl), and Raymond (Carola). Joseph also had a daughter Carol Nicholson from a previous relationship. He is survived by ten grandchildren and his extended family in New England.

Joe served in the US Air Force from 1955 to 1981. His USAF career allowed the family to live in Germany, Italy, Turkey, Texas and Utah. After 26 years of honorable active duty, Joe retired as an MSgt, then worked at Hill AFB as a contractor and civil servant, retiring full-time in 1995. He was a life member of VFW Post 8868 .

Joe took great pleasure in spending time with his family as they were the most important and cherished part of his life. He coached “T” ball, little league, women’s softball and youth bowling. He was an avid chess player, fisherman, competitive racquetball player (playing into his 60s), downhill skier and outdoor enthusiast.

The family would like to thank all of Joe’s neighbors for their kindness, support and friendship. Also, a big thank you to the Day Break team for providing weekly company and chess matches.

Viewing services will be held May 11, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lindquist Mortuary in Layton, 1867 N. Fairfield Road. A private Graveside service to follow.

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