William J. Fitzgerald, 83

William J. Fitzgerald, 83, of Lewes, Del., passed away on April 19, 2017, at home.

He was an Army veteran and a lifelong member of the AMVETS, as well as a past commander. He loved fishing, golfing and enjoying time with his loving family and friends.

Fitzgerald was preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Strayline, and his brother, Thomas Fitzgerald. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara (Shirley) Fitzgerald; his daughters, Linda Strayline and her husband, Chaz, Kim Fitzgerald and Sharon Brotzman and her husband, Robert; four grandchildren, Thomas, Jamie, Amy and Ashley; and two great-grandchildren Adrianna and Grace.

Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Long Neck AMVETS Post 22; 32369 Long Neck Rd., Unit 18; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.