O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

James M. Fitzpatrick

Mr. James M. Fitzpatrick, 69, of Great Valley, NY, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY following a long illness.

Born January 3, 1951 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late William C. and Barbara A. Memmott Fitzpatrick. He was married June 23, 1973 in Ellicottville, NY to the former Gay Norton, who survives.

He was a graduate of Ellicottville High School, Class of 1969.

Mr. Fitzpatrick had been employed as the Chief Operating Officer with the former Signore Inc./American Locker Corp., Ellicottville, NY for over 25 years, retiring in 2001.

He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed raising and racing carrier pigeons and had an interest in gemology and music. Jim was an inventor who developed a patented product and one of his inventions was featured in the Sharper Image catalog. He was a member of the Holy Name of Mary RC Church, serving as an usher for over 40 years. He will be remembered for taking care of or checking in on older friends and family, assisting them in their needs.

Surviving besides his wife are: two daughters, Shannon (Blair) Fitzpatrick-Wood, Great Valley, NY, Jamie (Michael) Fitzpatrick-Halpainy, Allegany, NY; five grandsons, Bryce Wood, Skye Wood, both of Great Valley, Kallen Halpainy, Rhys Halpainy, Elliott Halpainy, all of Allegany; a brother, Thomas (Karen) Fitzpatrick, Great Valley, NY; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.