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Thomas Fitzsimmons

November 8, 1937 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 81)

Thomas Shields Fitzsimmons, 81, of Corsica, died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Clarion Hospital.

Born November 8, 1937 in Baxter, PA, he was the son of the late Winfield Dickey Fitzsimmons and Bernice Marie (Shields) Fitzsimmons. 

Mr. Fitzsimmons was a 1955 graduate of Summerville High School.  He served in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Lexington.  He attended both Clarion State College (now Clarion University of PA) and Dubois Penn State Extension.     

On September 3, 1960, he married the former Jeanette A. Grosser in North Carolina; she survives and lives in Corsica. 

Mr. Fitzsimmons worked in insurance sales.  From 1961-1979, he  owned and operated Fitzsimmons Insurance in Brookville, PA.   He later opened St. Croix Insurance in St. Croix, Virgin Islands and ran it from 1987-2005.  From 2010-2016, he owned and operated Leeward Insurance in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. 

He was of the Baptist faith.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Brookville and of the Independent Insurance Agents Association.  He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce in both Brookville and St. Croix. 

In addition to his wife, Mr. Fitzsimmons in survived by three sons, John M. Fitzsimmons and his wife, Barb, of Marysville, PA, Wesley W. Fitzsimmons and his wife, Geneva, of San Marcos, TX, and Clifton E. Fitzsimmons of Corsica; a daughter, Lisa M. Moore and her husband, Jack, of New Bethlehem, PA; and two grandchildren, Aidan C. Stahlman of Brookville and Nicole R. Fitzsimmons of Marysville, PA.

Also surviving are three brothers, Eugene W. Fitzsimmons of Virginia Beach, VA, James R. Fitzsimmons and his wife, Sally, of Ringgold, PA, and Robert A. Fitzsimmons and his wife, Barbara, of Lickingville, PA and a sister, Rose M. Swineford of Corsica. 

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the United Methodist Church in Summerville.  A funeral service will follow at 11 AM at the church with Reverend Saxman officiating. 

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The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 

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