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John Fitzpatrick

Dennis Fitzpatrick

December 30, 1943 - January 28, 2021

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OBITUARY
Dennis Fitzpatrick, known as "Denny" or “Fitz'' to college friends and “Papa” to his family, passed peacefully at home January 28th in Orinda, California. He courageously fought a multi-year battle with both melanoma cancer and MDS, which ultimately progressed to cancer of the bone marrow cells, or acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Dennis spent his last two weeks at home, with the support of Hospice East Bay, surrounded by his wife and two...  see more
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  • Lily Fitzpatrick
    The thing I remember most about Papa is that he was really playful. One year during summer, our family rented a house in Lake Tahoe so we could visit with Grammy and Papa and our cousins. The house was really big, which was a lot of fun for the kids. We...  more
  • Kirin Fitzpatrick
    The thing I remember most about Papa is how hard he tried every year to make sure he could see us, even though we live so far away. The last Christmas we spent with Papa, before Covid hit and we couldn’t visit again, he and Grammy drove from Orinda to...  more
  • Melissa Nguyen
    I met John’s parents not long after I met John. I remember how happy they were to meet me. Some years later, after John and I had gotten engaged but before we got married, Dennis pulled me aside and said, “You know, I have to hand it to you, I never...  more
  • Chuck Reed
    Chuck Reed added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
  • Laurel Ulrich
    Our thoughts and prayers to Peggy, John, Michael, Melissa, Tanya and the grandkids on the loss of Dennis. He was a wonderful Uncle who was always ready with a smile, kind word and support. I always loved when he and Johnny would come home for the...  more
  • Ralph and Davisson
    • Ralph and Davisson
      Ralph and Davisson It has been a great pleasure and , indeed, honor to have been good friends with Dennis for almost three decades. His infectious smile and cheerful countenance has always welcomed us in all occasions, especially dinner parties, bridge games and golf...  more
      • February 15, 2021
  • Yank Eppinger
    Dennis, know to me as "Fitz" and I met in the early sixties at the University of Oregon. We became friends, fraternal brothers, and life long contemporaries. Our lives paralleled each other. I had gone to high school with Peggy and the four of us...  more
  • Tanya Fitzpatrick
  • Susan Blair
  • Roger & Jake Killian
    We first met Dennis at the University of Oregon where Roger and Dennis were roommates. One evening, there was a party at their apartment and Peggy was Roger's blind date. Dennis noticed that Peggy was not too impressed with Roger and asked Roger if he...  more
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  • Chuck Reed
  • Melissa Nguyen
    Melissa Nguyen added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
  • Melissa Nguyen
    Melissa Nguyen added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
  • Jim Lyon
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  • Judy Coy
    John, what lovely pictures. They really put a smile on my face. Your mom, Peter and I go all the way back to Redwood High School and, even though we live in the same community, we rarely saw them. Having said that, when we did see them, it always felt...  more
  • Michael Fitzpatrick
    Michael Fitzpatrick added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
    Celebrating a birthday milestone
    Connor tell papa what's up
    Celebrating Easter
  • Michael Fitzpatrick
  • Mike Orgill
  • Michael Fitzpatrick
    Michael Fitzpatrick added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
    Celebrating a Ducks football win.
    Maui trip with extended family, 2017
    New addition to the family
  • John Fitzpatrick
    John Fitzpatrick added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
    Grandkids first baseball game - Oakland A's
    Singapore - at the Wave House
    Singapore - visiting his son and daughter-in-law at work.
    Vietnam  - Sofitel Hanoi for Christmas
    Lake Tahoe
  • John Fitzpatrick
    John Fitzpatrick added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
    Bali, Indonesia
    In the garden in Orinda
    Southern California Family reunion in Lake Tahoe
    Mexican feast in Tahoe
    Birthday dinner in Tahoe
  • John Fitzpatrick
    John Fitzpatrick added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Dennis Fitzpatrick:
    London on the Thames
    Halong Bay, Vietnam