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06-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Pa. woman drowns after backing ATV into creek
The Associated Press
Updated: 06/07/2012 07:36:03 AM EDT
AIRVILLE, Pa.—Police say a central Pennsylvania woman drowned after accidentally backing an all-terrain vehicle into a creek.
State police say the woman and her husband were celebrating their anniversary Wednesday night when she backed the ATV down a 6-foot embankment and into the 8-foot-deep creek on their Chanceford Township, York County property.
Investigators say the woman's husband performed CPR while waiting for emergency crews to respond. York County 911 says rescuers had to use a logging road to reach the couple.
Police say the woman's name wasn't being released pending notification of her family.
06-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Annemarie (Vassalotti) Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick FELTON On June 6, 2012, Annemarie (nee Vassalotti) Fitzpatrick suddenly passed away. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Bernard Fitzpatrick, III; devoted mother of Emily and Rachel Fitzpatrick; loving daughter of Patrick N. and Bonnie Vassalotti; dear sister of Victoria Semanie and husband, Mark, and Kathleen Kessler and husband, Ben; treasured granddaughter of Angeline Vassalotti and Joseph B. Fitzpatrick; daughter-in-law of Joseph B. Fitzpatrick and wife, Denise; sister-in-law of Matthew Fitzpatrick and wife, Heather; and aunt of Leah and Patrick Semanie, Olivia and Hannah Kessler, and Gwenyth Fitzpatrick. Also survived by many relatives and friends. Family and friends will honor Annemarie's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Bel Air, 3 Newport Drive (Rts. 23 and 24), Forest Hill, Md., on Sunday, June 10, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, 10 a.m. at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 141 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Emily & Rachel Education Fund, c/o Carrollton Bank, 602 Hoagie Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014. Memory tributes may be sent to the family on www.evansfuneralchapel.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 9, 2012
06-10-2012, 12:26 PM
I'm posting this because this happened earlier this week and involved someone I went to school with. Joe Fitzpatrick (husband) is a good friend of my sister and her fiancè and an acquaintance of mine who I have known for a long time. He's a great guy and it is an absolutely terrible thing for this to happen, period, much less while celebrating his anniversary and having 2 small children to take care of.
I didn't really know his wife, but have heard she was an extremely nice and sweet person and couldn't fathom what Joe had to go through. He was unable to lift the 4-wheeler off of her as she was pinned beneath it in a creek underwater. By the time they were able to free her, she had a faint pulse and was rushed to the hospital, but they were unable to save her.
To have my wife die at such a young age and under such horrible circumstances would absolutely break me in two, especially if I had 2 young ones to explain it to. I'm at a loss as to what to do, but I thought maybe I could post the story and obituary and ask for anybody who can possibly contribute to their kids' education fund to do so at the address in red in the previous post. I know he could use all the help he can get right now and I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could give or send a memory tribute if they are able to. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
06-10-2012, 01:57 PM
My deepest condolences.
06-11-2012, 04:41 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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