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1926 - 2018
Jack Fitzer died peacefully in his sleep, at the age of 91, on 03 Jan. 2018, a week after suffering a stroke in Eugene, Ore.
He was a devout Christian and devoted to his family who miss him very much. Being outdoors on a crisp sunny autumn day with the dry leaves rustling in the breeze was his idea of a good day.
He was born on 05 Oct. 1926, in Joplin, Mo., to William and Lola (Overstreet) Fitzer.
He married Gwendolyn McClellan on 07 April 1950, in Joplin.
Jack graduated from University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1951 and from Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo., with a Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1960 and Doctorate of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1962.
He served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the USS Chenango (CVE-28). Jack worked in the aerospace defense industry at Chance Vought, Emerson Electric and LTV Aerospace. He was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2004, after 38 years of service, he retired as Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering Department Chair.
He is survived by three sons, Philip and Robert, in Eugene, and Stanley, of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his wife and one son.
A private burial was held at West Lawn Memorial Park, in Eugene, 05 Jan. 2018.
Please send any remembrances to Mission Arlington, 210 West South Street, Arlington, Texas 76010.
Published on January 28, 2018
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