David Marshall Fitzpatrick

website FitzpatrickDavid (Dave) Marshall Fitzpatrick, 63 of Bowdoinham, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2024, at home surrounded by his family’s love.

David was born on May 6, 1960, in Paintsville, Kentucky to Alwilda Warren and Sam Fitzpatrick. He grew up in Prestonsburg, KY. His love for the outdoors began at the ripe young age of 5, when he took his first solo adventure exploring “the hills”, armed only with his BB gun and a can of chew. When David was 15 years old, his family moved to Monroe, LA, where he lived until he finished high school. As the adage goes, you can take the boy out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the boy. The very day he graduated from high school, David packed his car and moved back to Kentucky.

David enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1982, serving 13 years, protecting and defending our great nation. David met his wife Cheryl, while stationed at the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, in Rochester, NY and they were married in 1995. After his discharge, he worked a variety of jobs while supporting his wife’s Navy career, but most recently retired in 2023, from Nantasket Roads Transportation after 20 years of employment.

David enjoyed all sports, hiking in the woods, going to the range, bowling, B horror movies, music, and video games. He was a dedicated father, coaching softball to teach his daughter the necessary skills to engage and master the game. He signed up and participated in karate classes with his young son to encourage, support, and lead by example. Dave often said, “I’m too old for this shit”, whether or not he meant it. He was fond of teasing his wife and daughter by howling like a wolf whenever they would sing out loud. He remained steadfast and fair and was known for his generous and kind behavior towards others. He maintained a quiet confidence in living a simple life and treated everyone with respect.

David fought a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer and is survived by his wife Cheryl (Hood) Fitzpatrick, daughter Fallon Marie Fitzpatrick, son-in-law Thomas Smith and his grandson Wilson, of Hilliard, Ohio, and his son Kyle Roland Marshall Fitzpatrick of Bowdoinham. He is survived by siblings Meg Marshall, Forrest Blackstock, and Steve Fitzpatrick of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 06, at Kincer Funeral Home at 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME from 2pm to 3pm, with a service to begin at 3pm

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation https://www.pcf.org/ and Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice https://androscoggin.org/giving/gifts-of-remembrance/ 

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Hom, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357