The church was a second home to Richard “Dick” Eugene Fitzgerald ’60, who served the Catholic church his entire life as an altar boy, sacristan, eucharistic minister, and reader, and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and Ivanhoe Lions.
He attended Santa Clara University and served in the U.S. Army. He was a citrus farmer, and for his entire career, he was associated with Klink Citrus. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed deep-sea fishing, skiing, running, biking, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.
A devoted family man, Richard died on December 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.