Lorraine Lyon Fitzgerald

Lorraine Lyon Fitzgerald, age 102

Coast Guard Veteran

January 25, 1921 – April 15, 2023

Lovingly known as Gramma Pill and Great-Gramma Pill.

Preceded in death by husband, Thomas Fitzgerald, Jr.; son-in-law, Roger Sturm; and grandson, Stephen Kass.

Survived by children: Linda Kass (Doug), Thomas Fitzgerald III (Linda Maue), Gayle Sturm, former daughter-in-law, Mary Fitzgerald; grandchildren: Katie Sturm, Sarah O’Neal (Braudale), Laura Emanuel (Alex), David Kass (Tarynn Rhynalds), Lacey Burden (Ryan), Joseph Fitzgerald, Kim Fitzgerald; great-grandchildren: Cameron Smith, Rayne Burden, Iris O’Neal, Noah Sturm, Jacey Emanuel, Asiah and Mariah Harrington, Leo Kass, and Delainey Rhynalds.

Prayer Service: Thursday, April 20th, 7PM at West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 6-8PM.

Funeral: Friday, April 21st, 10AM at Mount View Presbyterian Church (5308 Hartman Ave.)

Interment: Forest Lawn

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Encephalitis Society.


  • Brigitte DeWitt Posted April 17, 2023 10:32 am

    Gayle, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you always.

  • Trisha Schwartz Posted April 20, 2023 6:56 pm

    Gayle , Linda and Tom , Ken and I send our sympathies to you 3 on the kids of your beloved sweet mother . We and our 3 children have so many fond memories of her kindness . Love Ken and Trisha Schwartz

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