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1929 Stuart 2018

Stuart Fitzgerald

January 6, 1929 — February 4, 2018

Stuart William FitzGerald was born Jan 6, 1929 in Detroit Michigan to James Stuart FitzGerald and Marguerite Elizabeth Milligan. In 1946 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon graduation from Parris Island boot camp he was shipped to North China in support of the Marshall Plan until 1947. When his enlistment was up, he returned to Detroit where he met and married Beverly Felix in 1950. He was recalled to active duty. His wife Beverly died in 1951. During his U.S. Marine Corps career he served as an enlisted man in Guam, Japan and Taiwan. While stationed in San Francisco, he met and married Dolores Golden in 1953. They divorced in 1973. He was selected for warrant officer in 1962. Later, he was promoted to captain where he served in Vietnam at Chu Lai RVN with the First Marine Division. He retired in 1969 at Camp Pendleton California. He worked for the U.S. National Bank in San Diego until that bank was assumed by Crocker National Bank. In San Diego, he met and married Susan Buhle. They divorced in 1976. Crocker Bank transferred him to San Francisco where he held the position of Vice President & Senior Trust Officer until he retired in 1986. He was a docent for the San Francisco Zoo. When his home was destroyed by the Loma Preta earthquake in 1989, he decided to relocate and moved to his oasis Wisdom, Montana where he worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a seasonal ranger for the Beaverhead National Forest, held an elected position as director of the Wisdom sewer and water board and caretaker of the Wisdom cemetery . He is survived by his daughter Erin FitzGerald.
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