Lawrence FitzSimmons

January 20, 1958 - August 8, 2011
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Thursday 8/11
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Friday 8/12, 11:00 am
Irvin Cemetery
Sunset Drive

Larry ?Butch? FitzSimmons, 53, of Monaca, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 8, 2011, at home. Born January 20, 1958, in Rochester, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Patricia M. (Kildoo) FitzSimmons. Following graduation from Monaca High School in 1975, Butch gained employment with Phoenix Glass Company where he remained until his death.Continue Reading

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Linda (Stauffer) Wharton left a message on August 5, 2012:
Not a day goes by, that we don't think of our loved ones that have gone before us. Sometimes the tears just come, an sometimes the smiles of a thought, or a memory just suddenly can make us laugh. All I really know is, that the love an care, that they had given to each of us was meant to last us a life time. God gives us family to keep us together an strong, even when they now are in Heaven. God also gives us friends to give us care in happy times and sad times too. Yet most of all God gives us faith, to know that our loved ones are together, in God's Eternal Love. As we go through each day, we are never alone, for the love an care we once shared with our loved ones, still continues to go on through us, in all the things we do. May God bless you all, an may your memories of Butchie and you loved ones, always hold your hearts close to the Everlasting Love that God holds for us all. Take Care and Bless you all! For-Always Friends! Linda
John Scott Polce and Family left a message on August 1, 2012:
Butch is badly missed. Hope is having a great time in the kingdom.
Linda Wharton (Stauffer) left a message on August 14, 2011:
To Butchie's Family, It was very sad to hear the news. I had just seen Butchie in the yard, as I was leaving my mother's house one day. I was thinking then, about how when we were little, we spent all our Summer days at the pool and our Summer evenings playing kick ball on the street at the corner. How in the Winter we'd ride our sleds down the hill at the football field. Sometimes yesterdays memories can bring smiles to our todays. My deepest Sympathies to you all. May you remember all the love that brought you smiles, and may you realize that God's joy in Heaven is Everlasting! God bless you all! For-Always Friends! Linda (Stauffer) Wharton
Gary Stauffer left a message on August 14, 2011:
Dear, Mary, Patty, Kathy and Bobbie, I was sorry to hear that Butchie passed away. My deepest sympathy to you and your families during this difficult time.
Gregg and Valerie Smith left a message on August 14, 2011:
Kathy and Rich, we were saddened to hear of your loss. I don't know if you remember us. I worked with you at Kaufman's in Rochester. I've been down staying with my ailing parents. I don't normally read the obituaries, but for some reason I did this time. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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Gary Stauffer left a message on August 14, 2011:
I remember one year when we had a fairly good amount of snow and as usual thoughts turned to building snow forts and snowball battles. I am not sure who the mastermind behind this particular snow fort was, probably Danny D. (as he had a knack for plans that occasionally would get us in trouble), but I know that Butchie, and a few other of the older guys from the neighborhood built a great snow fort in the middle of 16th street next to the PowerStation. Unfortunately, some of the people wanting to drive down 16th street did not appreciate the efforts of those who built it, nor could they see the beauty in having such a great fort flanked by the PowerStation on one side serving as an impenetrable wall and then two walls spanning the entire width of 16th street over to the Rowan's property. The fort survived for less than a day (I believe less than several hours) when the police drove up and informed those of us who were then defending the fort that it had to be torn down. Poor Butchie , not only was he among the original construction crew of that spectacular fort , but unfortunately for him, he was among those of us who had to destroy the fort.
John Scott Polce left a message on August 12, 2011:
I Heard about Butch on Tuesday. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of the first real friends that I ever had. He was a really good guy. I loved him like a brother. Even though we drifted apart over the years I have never forgotten him. I have many fond memories of him. May God Bless his soul and keep in eternity. John Scott Polce
Steve Dalrsandro left a message on August 11, 2011:
So Sorry to hear of Butch's passing, my thoughts and prayers to the family.
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