Thornton Lee "Blackie" Fitzgerald

Visitation: Sunday, March 28th, 2010 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Yurs Funeral Home Geneva

Service: Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 1:30 PM at Yurs Funeral Home Geneva

Burial Location: Whitney Cemetery - Campton Hills, IL


Thornton Lee “Blackie” Fitzgerald, 67 of Campton Hills passed away Thursday, March 25th, 2010. He was born on March 31, 1942 in Flora, IL.

After high school graduation he moved to Wasco and spent the remainder of his life in Kane County.

Blackie is survived by his daughter Shelley (Phil) Cotosman of Davis Junction, sons Randy (Kim) Fitzgerald of Montgomery and Danny Fitzgerald of Appleton, WI. He is also survived by his sister Beverly Williams of Flora, brothers Jimmy Fitzgerald of Warrenville, Roger Fitzgerald of Campton Hills and Danny Fitzgerald of Mattoon, grandchildren Brandon Fitzgerald, Derrick Fitzgerald, Shelby Fitzgerald, Joshua Akerlow, Tanner Herlihy, Tyler Herlihy, Jessica Fitzgerald, Andrew Fitzgerald and Jaden Fitzgerald along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents E.O. and Elsie Fitzgerald, his daughter Kelley Fitzgerald and his brother Phillip Fitzgerald.

Blackie enjoyed antique cars and has a 1942 Ford that he has worked on for most of his life. A member of the St. Charles Moose, Blackie enjoyed spending his time with his many friends and was always there to lend a helping hand and to look out for the underdog. His family and friends will remember him for his unique sense of humor and his way with words. He will be truly missed by many.

Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 29th at the Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva located at 1771 W. State Street, Geneva. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment will be in Whitney Cemetery in Wasco, IL.

Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva. For more information please call 630-232-7337 or






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