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From: Leslie Lawson <>
Subject: [FITZWATER] Obit. Matthew Don Fitzwater
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 10:54:53 -0800
Date: After December 27, 2002 (Ancestry did not give newspaper date)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Matthew Don *Fitzwater*, of Fairmont, died on Dec. 27, 2002, in Fairmont
after suffering from severe depression.
He was born in Fairmont on July 9, 1972, a son of Don G. *Fitzwater* of
Fairmont and Sylvia Hulderman Edwards, of Ohio.
He attended West Fairmont High School and Fork Union Military Academy, a
private college preparatory school. He not only excelled academically
but also athletically, participating in varsity basketball, varsity
tennis and cross country. He was a member of the Regimental Color Guard
Battalion Staff and graduated with honors on June 1, 1991.
Matthew attended Fairmont State College, majoring in aviation and
general studies and continued his formal education in aviation at
Piedmont Aviation, Morgantown; Tri-State Helicopters, Washington, Pa.;
Flight Safety Training Academy, Fort Worth Texas; Heliflight Inc., Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.; Airline Transport Professionals, Jacksonville, Fla.;
and Bill Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas.
He was a certified commercial pilot and flight instructor, a member of
the National Ski Patrol, Snowshoe, and a certified scuba diver
instructor. As a pilot of both airplanes and helicopters, he had been
employed by HealthNet, Morgantown; LJ Associates, Latrobe, Pa.; PHI
Inc., Lafayette, La.; and Temsco Inc., Juneau, Alaska. He was a former
flight instructor employed by Airburst Helicopters, Elizabeth, Pa.
Matthew was a loving husband, father, son and brother. In addition to
his parents, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and
Heather *Fitzwater*, of Fairmont; maternal grandmother, Olive Jane
Hulderman, of Idamay; paternal grandmother, Missouri *Fitzwater*, of
Worthington; a loving mother-in-law, Linda Pollastrini; father-in-law,
Allen Pollastrini and his wife, Judy; loving aunts and uncles, Raymond
"Bugs" and Lorraine Hulderman, Don and Joan Pitman, Tom Hulderman, Keith
and Toni *Fitzwater*, Kenneth *Fitzwater*, Larry and Brenda *Fitzwater*
and Karen Pausch; a niece, Chandler Morgan *Fitzwater*; a nephew,
Sterling Grant *Fitzwater*; brother-in-law, Allen Pollastrini II, and
his wife, Amber, and many caring cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea Pollastrini *Fitzwater*;
his daughter, Lauren Ashley *Fitzwater*; maternal grandfather, Raymond
Hulderman, and paternal grandfather, Otmer *Fitzwater*.
Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St.,
Fairmont, on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 2, with the Rev. Darrin Alkire and the Rev. Stan Lambert
officiating. Burial will follow at Shinnst on Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairmont Catholic Grade School,
416A Madison St., Fairmont, WV 26554.
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