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Rev. James E. Fitzgerald, S.J.

June 9, 1935 September 11, 2019
Rev. James E. Fitzgerald, S.J.
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Age 84 Born: June 9, 1935 in Omaha, NE. Died: Sept. 11, 2019 at St. Camillus Jesuit Retirement Community in Wauwatosa, WI. He attended St. Margaret Mary's (1949) and Creighton Prep (1953) before entering the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, MO, in 1953 with his twin brother Robert. He was ordained on June 9, 1966. Fr. Jim held many positions over his 66 years as a Jesuit priest, including Assistant to the President positions at St. Louis University, Creighton University and Marquette University. While at Santa Clara University, he studied at Stanford and wrote an extensive thesis of the founding and financing of Stanford University. This experience helped him become accomplished at fundraising, architecture, development and redevelopment. Some of his favorite projects were the Creighton Law School, Creighton Hospital and Kellom Heights Apartments. Preceded in death by parents, Helen (Robison) and James J. Fitzgerald; twin brother and fellow Jesuit, Fr. Robert Fitzgerald, S.J. Survived by brother, Deacon Thomas (Marilyn) Fitzgerald; sister, Betty (Dr. James D) Quinn; first cousins: Jim and Frank Bemis, Fran Root and Kathy Grandsaert; many nieces and nephews, and his fellow Jesuit brothers.


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Interment

Wednesday

9

Oct

2:30 PM 10/9/2019 2:30:00 PM
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

4912 Leavenworth St.
Omaha, Ne 68124

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
4912 Leavenworth St. Omaha 68124 Ne
United States

Memorial Mass

Wednesday

9

Oct

4:00 PM 10/9/2019 4:00:00 PM
St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University

2500 California Plz
Omaha, Ne 68178

St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University
2500 California Plz Omaha 68178 Ne
United States

Memorial Contribution

Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (note in memory of Fr. James Fitzgerald, S.J.)

1010 N. Hooker Street
Chicago, IL 60642
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