Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Albert Fitch Passes Away
Albert (Ed) Fitch, 86, of Davidsonville, died peacefully at his home on September 14th.
He was born July 19, 1930 in Annapolis to the late Dalbert and Catharine Fitch. He was a member of St. Martins Lutheran Church and of Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church. He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1947. He worked at the U.S. Engineering Experimental Station and served in the Navy on the Destroyer Escort from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. While working at the U.S.E.E.S. he worked on the testing of the U.S. Nautilus Submarine, the first nuclear powered submarine, the U.S. Seawolf, and the USS George Washington, the first nuclear powered missile launching submarine. He then worked at Goddard Space Flight Center located in Greenbelt, Maryland as an Engineering Technician for 25 years in the Planning and Coordinating office that was responsible for the environmental testing of different experiments that flew on the space shuttle. He retired in 1985 and then worked in Real Estate for 20 years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed his family, friends and playing cards. He belonged to the American Legion Post #7.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, James B. White, Jr. Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Marjorie Lincoln Fitch, four daughters, Donna White (Jimmie) of Annapolis, Susan Bausum of Harwood, Laurie O'Dell Fitch of Davidsonville, and Judy Davenport (Kevin), of Davidsonville, 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one brother, Dalbert Fitch (Raiford) of Kenesaw, Georgia. A Funeral Service will be held 12:00pm, Monday, September 19, 2016 at the John M Taylor funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis.
A Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service time Monday, from 10:00am-12:00pm at the funeral home. Interment following the service at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters, Donations, 6520 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 333092130 or The Leukemia Foundation, Memorial Donations, 191 Waukegan Road, Ste. 105, Northfield, IL 60093.