HARVIE WILKINSON FITZGERALD
Posted on Jan 29, 2014 - 01:21 PM Printer Friendly View
Harvie Wilkinson Fitzgerald, 82, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Mathews and Richmond, died peacefully at home on Jan. 24, 2014.
He was born July 2, 1931 in Richmond, a son of the late Marie Wilkinson Fitzgerald and the late Herbert Epes Fitzgerald. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert Epes Fitzgerald Jr., and beloved uncle, James Harvie Wilkinson Jr.
Harvie grew up in Richmond and graduated from Woodberry Forest School (1949) and the University of Virginia (1953). While at the University, he was president of the student body, chairman of the Honor Committee and a member of multiple organizations including Eli Banana, V-Club, Z-Society, ODK and Thirteen Society. Harvie was also a president of the first graduating class (1957) of the Darden School of Business. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Harvie served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, eventually retiring as a commander in 1993.
Harvie was vice president and general manager of the Maryland operation of Concrete Pipe & Products. In 1970, he returned to Virginia and was a founding partner, with Donald Faulkner, in Virginia Country, a real estate company. They developed the 13,000 acres of land that became the Wintergreen Resort.
While living in Richmond, Harvie was an active member of the Commonwealth Club, the Richmond German and Second Presbyterian Church.
After retiring, Harvie moved to Mathews County with his wife in 1990. A lifelong, outstanding sailor, Harvie managed the foredeck in numerous ocean races, including the Newport to Bermuda race. He continued boating and sailing in retirement and also enjoyed woodworking, making furniture and other projects, many of which have become cherished family possessions.
Harvie is survived by his loving wife, Carol Coult Fitzgerald, his two daughters, Isabel Fitzgerald Dumas and her husband Brian Dumas of Kennebunk, Maine, and Caroline Harris Fitzgerald of Richmond. He is also survived by four stepsons, John, Ben, Matthew and David Woodbridge, and his four grandchildren, Tyler, Leah and Sydney Dumas, and Finley Fitzgerald.
A memorial service was held at Second Presbyterian Church on Monday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. with interment at Hollywood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atlantic Shores Employee Fund, 1200 Atlantic Shores Dr., A Place To Start www.aplacetostartfordementia.com or Operation Smile.