Claude William Fitzgerald passed away suddenly on June 9, 2010 in Santa Cruz, California. Claude was born on December 30, 1956 in East Texas, but spent his entire adult life in Northern California. He was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening and the beach. He proudly served 10 years in the USAF and was a member of Masonic Lodge #60 of Salinas, California. He is survived by daughters Elizabeth Fitzgerald-Jarvis (Thomas) and Dorothy Fitzgerald, and many wonderful friends. Claude was preceded in death by his beloved Mother, Violet Fitzgerald. A memorial service is planned for July.