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John Brian Fitzgerald

John Brian Fitzgerald
  • September 24, 1974 - January 13, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief
    P.O. Box 13477
    Charleston, SC 29422

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“Dear Fitzgerald family, I am so, so sad to hear of your family's loss. John and I only spoke on the phone; as a customer he was my contact at DMG...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Sarah Isburgh - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Kate, Brian and Family,We are deeply saddened by John's death. We express our sincere sympathy to all of you. We offer you our thoughts, prayers...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Ann Danowitz - Family

“Brian, Kate & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The entire Fitzgerald family is in our thoughts and prayers. We know that John was well...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Gilson - Little Silver, NJ

“I am very sorry to learn of John's passing. My deepest condolences to the entire extended family and to Kate, his Mother, of my knitting guild. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Weightman - Hazlet Twp, NJ

“Losing Fitz has been like losing an older brother. I looked up to him, respected him, and learned a lot from him in the years we spent playing...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: John Pope - charleston, SC

“I played music with John on occasion for many years. I always admired his diligence, professionalism, and dedication. He gave me several...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Alan Brisendine - Charleston, SC

“He was truly one of a kind. He will be greatly missed. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Emily Hickenbottom - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Fitz was the most genuine, caring, honest and friendly people I have ever met. Saying that he was a stand up guy doesn't come close to explaining how...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Eric Halbach-Merz - Charleston, SC

“So may good memories you gave us all. Praying for you and your family. You will be forever missed but never forgotten. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: chris long - Charleston, SC

“I was so sorry to hear of Fitz's passing. He was always one of my favorite guys. Prayers for comfort and peace for his wife and family. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Smith - Dublin, GA - Friend

“I'm going to miss you my friend, hope you're resting in peace.Kind regards,Israel ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Israel Maccio - Pembroke Pines, FL

“My condolence to The family of John Fitz Gerald he will be truly missed ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: James Holmes - Goose Creek

“John Fitzgerald, or Fritz as we called him in The Secrets, was an exceptionally talented and intelligent man with a very kind heart and a very sharp...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Doug Walters - Charleston, SC


John Brian Fitzgerald, 45, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Brooke Wagner Nitterhouse passed peacefully into eternal rest of natural causes on Monday, January 13, 2020. His Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 3:00 pm. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Red Bank, New Jersey. The family will receive friends Sunday in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 2:00 until time of the service.

Fitz was born September 24, 1974 in Long Branch, New Jersey, son of Brian Storey Fitzgerald and Kathleen Kellenyi Fitzgerald. He was a graduate of James Madison University with a BA in Music and a graduate of the Charleston School of Law. Fitz was a project manager with Diversified Media Group, LLC. He was a talented musician and keyboardist for Runaway Gin. He was a builder of furniture as an amateur woodworker, and loved the ocean and his dogs. Through the years, as their big brother, he always encouraged and supported his three little brothers, teaching them especially all about football and hockey.

He is survived by his wife, Brooke Nitterhouse of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his parents Brian and Kathleen Fitzgerald of Red Bank, NJ; brothers, Rory G. Fitzgerald (Sarah) and Glenn T. Fitzgerald, both of Red Bank, NJ and Kyle B. Fitzgerald (Brittany) of New York, NY; Nephew, Brody Fitzgerald and Niece, Shea Fitzgerald. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bernard and Margaret Kellenyi and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Ann Fitzgerald.

Memorials may be made to Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief, P.O. Box 13477, Charleston, SC 29422.