A beloved father, hardworking individual and FDNY Firefighter - Robert B. Fitzgibbon of Bloomingburg and formerly of Warwick, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. He was 61 years old.
Bobby was born on June 7, 1958, and raised in Astoria, Queens, where he maintained a connection to childhood friends and memories.
Bobby passed away from a Ground Zero 9/11 related cancer which he acquired while he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Bobby is survived by his two daughters: Jillian Rudnicki and husband Ryan of Morris Plains, N.J., and Loren Fitzgibbon of Manhattan; the mother of his children, Debra Fitzgibbon of Warwick; companion and caregiver Yvonne Baisley of Bloomingburg; parents Thomas and Sylvia Fitzgibbon of Warwick; brother Tommy Fitzgibbon Jr. and his wife Joanne and their children Nicole and Johnny of Fair Lawn, N.J.; sister Janice Callaghan and her husband John and their children Paige, Keith and Jessica of Glen Cove; in addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins who live out of state.
There were several chapters of Bobby’s life which included the Carpenters Union, FDNY and his family.
He was assigned to Engine 97 in the Bronx and Engine 47 in Manhattan where he built a lifelong brotherhood.
Bobby was an avid sports fan including the N.Y. Giants and N.Y. Mets, lived an active lifestyle and loved the beach especially Montauk, N.Y., and Venice, Fla.
As a family, we would like to thank all of those who had an impact on and supported him throughout his wonderful life.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Warwick Center – Mulder Chapel, 62 Warwick Center Road, Warwick.
Donations may be made in Bobby’s name to: the FDNY, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, NYC and/or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.
Local arrangements are honorably entrusted to Zygmunt-Murtie Funeral and Cremation Service proudly serving Warwick and the surrounding communities.
For directions or to leave a condolence, please call 845-977-6127 or visit www.zmmemorials.com.