Jim died on August 3, 2022, at home with Cris, his wife of 54 years, at his side. He died of complications from cancer after treatment for several years.
Jim (James J. Fitzreiter) was born at Erie, PA on September 16, 1946, to Carl and Rita Fitzreiter. He graduated from McDowell High School and Penn State University. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked for General Electric Company in Erie in Information Systems.
In addition to his wife (Crystal), he leaves his daughter, Wendy (Bill) Carpenter of Bedford, NH, son, Don (Angie) Fitzreiter of Billerica, MA, grandchildren Billy and CJ Carpenter, his brother Robert of Erie, and sister Judi Beaton of Erie.
Jim was faithful to his God and was active in his community. He was a member of Chapel of Christian Faith. At Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club he served on the Board of Directors of the Computer Club, was Vice President of the Technology Club, and enjoyed square dancing. He was a strong golfer, a competitive sailor in the radio-controlled boat club, and a resident expert in electronics and technology.
A celebration of life will be held at Chapel of Christian Faith
at 1:00 PM on August 18 with The Reverend Keith Johnson and
The Reverend Mal Patterson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Jim’s memory to Chapel of Christian Faith, 1401 Paradise Dr., The Villages, FL 32159.