November 24, 2014


Warren Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick_WarrenWarren Fitzpatrick, 58, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, after a long illness. Warren was born May 26, 1956.

He was a 1975 graduate of Elyria High School, where he was an outstanding athlete of football and track. He played football at both Arizona Junior College and West Virginia University

Warren worked at BASF for 35 years and retired in 2013. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church in Elyria. He had a love for football and was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. He was a 33rd Degree Mason. Warren was past Worshipful Master of Sidonia Lodge #93 F&A.M., past Excellent High Priest of Golden Ark Chapter #38 R.A.M., Right Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest M.E.P.H. Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Mason, past Thrice illustrious Master, Phoenician Council #24 R&S.M., past Grand Thrice of the most Grand Council of Royal and select Masters, past Eminent commander of Emanuel Commandery #32 Knight Templer, Grand inspector General 33 degree of Bezaleel Consistory #15 A.A.S.R. of F.M., past illustrious potentate of Al Lalim Temple #223 A.E.A.O.N.M.S. inc.; Past Worthy Patron of Sidonia Chapter #69 O.E.S.; and past most Worthy Joshua of Floyd C. Churchwell Court #8-Heriones of Jericho, member of Adoniram Court #6, The Circle of Perfection.

Warren is survived by his loving wife, Joanne, of 30 years; sons, Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and Tony Northup; sister, Rhoda Solomon-Nemley (Dawud), Gale Washington, Arlette Brown, Teresa Brown (Keith) and Linda Hayes (Bruce); brothers, Robert Brown, Jr., Arlen Brown, And Wayne Fitzpatrick (Linda); his aunts, Jean Halliburton, Elaine Jones and Jeanette Jones; uncles, Don Jones and Douglas Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Warren was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Alfaretta Brown and Prince Albert and Lucy Mae Fitzpatrick; sisters, Sylvia Ramos, Loretta Moss and brothers, Darrel and Terry Brown

Visitation is Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6 until 9 P.M., with a Masonic service at 7 P.M., at Second Baptist Church, 427 Chapman Lane, Elyria. The Service will be Friday, September 5, 2014, 11 A.M., with an hour of visitation at 10 A.M., also at the church. Pastor Carl P. Small will officiate the service. Interment will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, 127 West Bridge St., Elyria (440-322-7788). Online condolences can be sent to

  • Harvey

    Sober day tomorrow attending my cousin Warren’s funeral. Great times growing up together. Spent so much time at his house. Always remember Aunt Lucy looking out the bedroom window as I walked by her house. Warren and Wayne gave me a hard time sometimes but never let anyone else bother me. lol One time they were roughing me up and a tooth came out but they did not know it was already loose! Lol I ran in the house and told Aunt Lucy and boy did they get into trouble. Played football with him one year in high school and I sure loved to see him run track. I called him the train. R.I.P. cuz! Gone but not forgotten.

  • Jonathon Smith

    will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

    My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

    He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

    Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall