Ron passed away May 5, 2017. Ron was born in Kalamazoo on January 29, 1932 the son of William and Bertha (Gay) Fitzpatrick. He was a custodian at Consumers Energy. He was preceded in death by his wife: Pallie on January 24, 2011, 2 sisters Helen and Willa, 3 children: Larry of Kalamazoo, Tim of Portage and Theresa Proxmire of Portage , 9 grandchildren: Patty, Kevin, Ashlie, Brea, Baily, Brandon, Brandie, Brock and Blake, 4 great-grandchildren. Friends are gathering at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at the Cortege Assembly area, Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 1pm.