William T. Fitzgibbons, age 77, died Dec. 25th at 4:27 PM AT Jersey Community Hospital with his loving family at his side. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla, graduating at the top of his class. Growing up on his family farm, Bill developed a strong work ethic that led to a distinguished career at Olin Brass where he retired as the Director of Engineering after 40 years of service. He was a master mechanic and a jack of all trades and always had to be working on something, never meeting a challenge he couldn’t tackle. He applied his endless knowledge to the house he designed and resided in until the time of his death. Bill had a passion for life that showed in everything he did. It was that passion that saw him through a progressive disease that he battled courageously for over 25 years. Bill lived for his family and never missed an opportunity to brag on his kids and grandkids, whom he cherished. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.BORN Jersey County ON March 27, 1936 PARENTS deceased – Thomas & Helen (Vahle) FitzgibbonsSPOUSE – Survives Gloria A (Geisler) Fitzgibbons - JerseyvilleDATE MARRIED Nov 25, 1961 PLACE OF MARRIAGE St Alphonsus Catholic Church in BrightonOCCUPATION Director of Engineering at Olin BrassMEMBERSHIPS Phi Kappa Theta at the University of Missouri-Rolla where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical EngineeringSURVIVORS DAUGHTERS SONSJana & Jeff Ferguson – Jerseyville Mark & Vicki Fitzgibbons – Oxford, MS2 GRANDCHILDREN Lauren & Trevor Ferguson 2 SISTERS & 1 BROTHER IN LAW 2 BROTHERS & SISTERS IN LAWSBetty Kelley – Alton Jim & Louise Fitzgibbons – NCMary & Harold Berghoff - Alton Frank Fitzgibbons – Jerseyville MOTHER IN LAWMary Geisler – JerseyvillePROCEEDED IN DEATH BY Parents and 1 Brother – Leo FitzgibbonsVISITATION 4-8 Sun Dec 29, 2013 at Targhetta & Wooldridge F H in BrightonSERVICES 10 am Mon Dec 30, 2013 at Targhetta & Wooldridge F H in BrightonCLERGY Fr William HembrowCEMETERY Shipman CemeteryMEMORIALS Autism Foundation or charity of one’s choice
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