James E. Fitzgerald, 82, Captain USNR, of Highland Park, passed away September 23, 2013. He was a retired 30 year employee of Illinois Belland former realtor at Coldwell Banker. James was an Eagle Scout and served on the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America, member of the Fort Sheridan Master Home Owners Association Board, a dedicated member of the board at Millikin University and still holds the record for the longest punt ever recorded (100 yards) for theWebster Groves High School Football Team. Beloved husband of Donna; loving father of Mauria (Tim) Ganther, Dania Fitzgerald (Mark London), Stephen (Silvia), Kevin (Susan) and Peter (Susan); cherished grandfather of Reid, Drew, Kyle and Charlie Ganther, Scott, David and Jana London, Brittnee and Brigitta Fitzgerald, Laura and Amy Messer and Joey and Lily Fitzgerald. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 4-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. A funeral mass will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 am at St. Patrick Church, 950 W. Everett Rd., Lake Forest, IL. Interment Fort Sheridan Cemetery, Fort Sheridan, IL. Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Illinois Council, 2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035.