Written by Stu Kushner

John Robert Fitzpatrick, Class of ’70

Robert FitzptrickJohn Robert Fitzpatrick, age 62, died at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. John fought a courageous battle against ALS.

Born April 29, 1952, in Washington D.C., he lived many years in Frederick, MD and Ranson, WV, before recently moving to Myrtle Beach SC. John retired from Giant Foods after 32 years.

Survivors include his beloved and caring girlfriend, Kathy Yanklowski, of Murrels Inlet, SC. Son, James and his wife Gia Fitzpatrick of Brunswick, OH, Daughter, April and her husband Milton Aquila of Winchester, VA. Granddaughters, Sophia and Marisol Aquila, and special grandpuppy Kiwi Fitzpatrick, Sister, JoAnne and her husband Larry Grove of Kearnysville WV, Brothers, Michael Fitzpatrick of Shady Side, MD, Bob Fitzpatrick of Chester, MD and Jay Fitzpatrick of Beltsville, MD. Many nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends including those from MUSC. John was preceded in death by his father, James V. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Mother, Marguerite A. Bowman.

There will be no formal service.