On Friday, December 14, 2018, Arthur Raymond Fitch, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed away in Ocala, FL, at the age of 87.
Arthur was born on 12/22/1930 in Claremont, NH, to his father, Raymond and mother, Emma (Tewksbury) Fitch. He entered the US Army in 1952 in the artillery division and following his discharge from the Army, entered the National Guards Reserve for nine years. He had a big passion for animals of all kinds but especially loved dogs and cats, his wife and family. He was always by his wife’s side during all of her bowling events. He never met a stranger and could talk for hours. He was one the finest finish carpenter’s around. He was known for his dry sense of humor and his kind and compassionate spirit. He LOVED the sun and being outside.
Arthur was preceded in death by his mother, Emma, his father, Raymond, his sister and her husband, Kathryn MacLeay (G. Gardiner), Marie Fitch, his wife of 51 years, daughter Marilyn Jarvis Potter and two grandchildren.
He is survived by his eight children, Nancy Carroll (partner Larry May), Ocala, FL, Michele Roy (Richard), Ocala, FL, Shelley Brookings (Tim), Cornish, NH, Twila McKinney (Gerald), Ocala, FL, Cynthia K. Haynes (Stephen), Claremont, NH, Merle Eastman, Jr., (Lisa), Ocala, FL, Ronné Knighten, (Dennis), Crestview, FL, Stephen R. Fitch (partner Nicole Leonard), Langdon, NH, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
At his request, no services will be held.
Donations may be made to The Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org, the American Heart Association at www.heart.org, or a charity of your choice.
Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremation (Ocala, FL) will be handling the transition to his final resting place. He will be interred at the Pleasant Street Cemetery, Claremont, NH.
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