Leroy Fitzpatrick

Leroy Fitzpatrick, 92 of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on August 28, 2020.  He is survived by  his wife of 62 years, Lucille; his sister, Catherine Kennedy; his six children Kathleen, Michael, Daniel, James, Timothy and Barry; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leroy was born 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School.  He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during both World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1984 from Florida Power Corp. as a distribution procedures analyst after 30 years of service. Raising his children, he especially enjoyed taking family camping vacations.  After retirement, he worked as a trip advisor for AAA. His love for travel led to many trips with his wife both abroad and around the United States. His RV proudly displayed the license plate "spending my children's inheritance". He was well liked by his many friends at RV parks across the U.S. for his willingness to lend an ear, help anyone in need and for his "Fighting Irish" baseball caps. He displayed the gift of Irish blarney and a ready smile for everyone.  He will be very greatly missed by family and friends alike.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Memorial Mass: at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Tuesday September 15th at 1:30 pm. 

Interment: to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Holy Cross Catholic Church is located at: 7851 54th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL. 33709.

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Kathy Radenhausen
1 month ago

Many wonderful memories: summer family camping trips; Dad playing with my kids; family visits around the holidays; being reminded of his birthday months ahead of time. “May God hold you in the palm of his hand.” Love you and miss you.

Russell Radenhausen
1 month ago

Too many great experiences to recount: Camping/hiking in the “Smokey’s”; horseback riding at Lake Tahoe; riding “flume” with grandkids at Busch Gardens. Many traits I admire about Leroy: His friendly nature, easy “Irish” smile and wry sense of humor. His unassuming, humble and never complaining manner. One of my best memories was standing up together watching patriots win 2019 Super Bowl after very long day visiting grandchildren. He was my favorite “father-in-law” as I suspect I might have been his favorite “son-in-law”.

Teri Fitzpatrick
1 month ago

Always fun times with your mischievous sense of humor, your love for sweets, lol. Always a laugh to be had & so happy to have been able to be around so much the last few months with my change in jobs. I have great memories of you & you will be missed. I will try to be as funny as you in your absence …till we see you again. I hope God got you a supply of Little Debbie’s . Love & will miss you .

1 month ago

I knew I was in for a challenge whenever Leroy answered the telephone. Lee would want to make sure I was still his “Irish friend Patricia”. Then, the teasing would begin. I remember our trips to Germany, including the Hofbrau House and Austria, etc. Walking on the Glacier in the Canadian Rockies on our bus tours. We always celebrated St. Paddy’s Day with Leroy and Lucille with Lee always making sure we all had our “green on”. Remember the corned beef that wasn’t? Finally, our monthly card games with Leroy, Lou, Don, Pat, Marlene and “Sam”. Who knew us “old… Read more »

1 month ago

As I read these comments I will never forget him always answering the phone and knowing who I was because of the accent( and caller ID🤣). We would go on and on before he finally got tired and let me talk to my sister. Another memory of younger days were Lee’s famous burgers. He would open the cabinet and put everything he could find in them. Never the same twice because he didn’t know at the time what he put in them, surprisingly turned out quite good. Will be missed by all the family. Sorry I can’t be with everyone… Read more »

Edith Stewart
1 month ago

A beloved neighbor for many years before we moved to Brandon.

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