Leslie R. “Pug” Jr., 75, of Crozet departed this world March 19, surrounded by his loving family. Pug was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie R. “Boodley” Fitzgerald Sr. and Clara Kidd Fitzgerald.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Lou) Wooten Fitzgerald; his children, Kim Sementelli and her husband, Tony of Florida Troy Fitzgerald of Waynesboro. Jonathan Fitzgerald and his partner , Kellie Carter of Crozet; a step-daughter, Tammy Caul of Crozet; two sisters, Ruby Seal and her husband Wayne of Crozet, and Anne Patton of Crozet, 14 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Pug was a 1958 graduate of Nelson County High School. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank in 2003. Pug was an avid NASCAR fan and looked forward to watching his favorite soap opera, Days of our Lives, daily. Pug enjoyed many things during his time here on earth, racing Corvettes, boating at Lake Anna, listening to his favorite musician Bennie Dodd, Sunday dinners with his family, and most importantly, being “Papa Pug” to his grandchildren.
A memorial service was held March 26 with Reverend David Collyer officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Crozet Baptist Church.