William “Bill” L. Fitzpatric Jr.

October 26, 1945 - January 8, 2022

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William "Bill" L. Fitzpatric Jr., 76, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, January 8, 2022.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William L. Fitzpatric Sr. and Verna (Disselkamp), and his brother Michael (Mary Ellen) Fitzpatric. Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda (Stratmann), daughter Colleen Doty (Craig), son William "Bill" L. Fitzpatric III (Michele), and daughter Meghan Hibbard (Jon), his beloved grandchildren Ian, Emma, Aidan, Maggie, Lauren, Bill, Andrew, Braden, and Liam, and his siblings, Judy, Charles, Richard, and Dennis.

Bill was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he graduated in the first graduating class of Moeller High school in 1964. After high school Bill attended Ohio University until he chose to serve his country and enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He completed two tours in Vietnam, advancing to the rank of Sergeant.  During his time in Vietnam he exchanged letters with Linda, whom he would later ask to be his wife.

After returning from his service, Bill completed his bachelor's degree at University of Cincinnati as a triple major while working in the accounting department at Kings Island Amusement Park.  Bill continued in accounting and served as CFO with Samuels Products until his retirement.  His greatest accomplishment was raising his kids and he took tremendous pride in his grandchildren.  He will be remembered for his love of family, work ethic, blue jeans and plaid shirt. He loved fishing on Lake Erie with his family, drinking beer, watching the Antique Roadshow and Food Network, and binge watching Disney movies with his grandkids.

He will be missed but never forgotten. Services will be held as follows on Saturday January 15, 2022. Visitation 9am-1030am At Hodapp Funeral Home 7401 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45216. Funeral services will be held at Saint James of the Valley Catholic Church 411 Springfield Pike Wyoming , Ohio 45215

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Moeller High School Band as well as DAV Disabled American Veterans

Condolences

- Jan 15, 2022
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he be at peace.
Anna & Aaron - Jan 14, 2022
Meghan & family, we are deeply saddened by your loss! We hope you find peace and comfort in your time of grief.
Len Stallo - Jan 12, 2022
Always enjoyed my conversations with Bill after mass at St. Susanna and at Samuels. RIP my Moeller brother.
Cathy Fogle - Jan 12, 2022
Bill and Linda were my neighbors in Mason. We have been besties since. They were always there for me. I love him and I will miss him.
Ross & Vickie Sanford - Jan 11, 2022
We are sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Ross remembers watching for the tornado with him! Many thoughts & prayers for Linda & the family during this difficult time.
Dean Herschede - Jan 11, 2022
I was sadden to read of Bill's death. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. Dean Class of '64
Mark Todd - Jan 11, 2022
Fitz and I were best friends in high school. The stories I could tell. I miss him.