John Fitzner, age 74, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2021 at the Summit at Saratoga.
John was the son of the late Edward Fitzner and Catherine Meehan Fitzner and attended Schenectady schools.
John was the former owner/operator of Fitzner’s Canvas & Auto Upholstery in Rotterdam for 30 years. John was a kind, generous, and loving guy who loved all fast and loud vehicles. His greatest love was his home on the Hudson in Corinth where he could usually be found sipping a cocktail and surveying his domain.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Alice Lissow, whom he married on October 21, 2000; sister, Mary Ann Banaszewski (David Guile); nephew Mark Banaszewski (Amy); great-niece, Summer Banaszewski, several cousins, and many dear friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Kevin Dooley and John’s wonderful aide, Trish Conte along with his cherished friends, Bob and Donna Simonik for their kindness, thoughtfulness, and support during his final days.
A funeral service will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Family and friends may call from 4 pm to 5:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lie of flowers, contributions can be made to Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, www.sp-foundation.org or Best Friends Animal Society www.bestfriends.org
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