Charles B. Fitzgerald III, 84 of Lake Forest, died Dec. 28, 2014. A fourth generation lifelong Lake Forest resident, Charles attended the School of St. Mary and Lake Forest High School. A plumber for 33 years with H. T. Strenger and proud 50-year member of the Lake County Plumbers Union Local 93, he also taught his craft to appreciative apprentices. Chuck supported his community as a Volunteer Fireman, Member of the Codes Commission, Senior Center Foundation and Parks & Recreation Board, and for 9 years as Shields Township Supervisor. “Mr. Fitz” served St. Mary’s as football coach for 30 years and member of the Church choir for 20 years. He also was a lifelong Notre Dame and White Sox fan.
Beloved husband of the late Joan K. Fitzgerald (2011); loving father of Charles B. (Donna Flinn) Fitzgerald IV, Sharon Fitzgerald and Michael (Maura) Fitzgerald; devoted grandfather of Chris, Lily and Jack; loyal brother of Lila (Zeke) Thurlow and the late Nancy (Larry) Smith and Claren (Dick) Kennedy; adored uncle & cousin to many; dedicated friend to countless.
Funeral mass at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. Interment will be private.
Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ name to the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center Foundation, 100 Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.
Submitted by Wenban Funeral Home, www.wenbanfh.com or 847-234-0022.