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Buddha Bus
06-10-2012, 01:25 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.


http://www.ydr.com/ci_20802879/pa-woman-drowns-after-backing-atv-into-creek?IADID=Search-%3Ca%20href=

Buddha Bus
06-10-2012, 01:26 PM
Obituary

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

Buddha Bus
06-10-2012, 01:26 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.

Thank you,

Buddha

ricardisimo
06-10-2012, 02:57 PM
My deepest condolences.

Bayz101
06-11-2012, 05:41 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 04:43 PM
Pa. man accused of killing wife, lying about wreck
By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press
UPDATED: 03/06/2014 03:31:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa.—A Pennsylvania man strangled and drowned his wife nearly two years ago and lied about an ATV wreck to cover up the crime, police said as he was held without bail Thursday on a homicide charge.
State police said Felton resident Joseph Bernard Fitzpatrick III, 40, stood to collect more than $1.7 million in life insurance proceeds because of the June 2012 death of his wife, Annemarie.

A court affidavit by police said Joe Fitzpatrick searched the Internet for "life insurance review during contestability period" and "polygraph legal in which states" in the days before his wife died.

Fitzpatrick also had been having an extramarital affair at the time and had talked about plans to divorce, police said.

Annemarie Fitzpatrick left a signed note on her daily planner at work that listed the date she died—June 6—and said: "If something happens to me—JOE," police said.

Detectives also found an email she sent to herself the day she died, with the subject line "if something happens to me." It recounted an incident the day before in which a huge log almost fell onto her from a pile where her husband was located.

A call seeking comment from Joe Fitzgerald's lawyer, Christopher Ferro, wasn't immediately returned.

Police said an autopsy found a fractured rib and many other injuries suffered by Annemarie Fitzpatrick, but her husband, who said he was riding on the ATV while she drove, did not have any injury that required treatment.

Although her cause of death was determined to be drowning, the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy told police she considered the death to be suspicious.

(Read More:) http://www.ydr.com/state/ci_25288952/pa-man-accused-killing-wife-lying-about-wreck

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I can't tell you how shocked, saddened, and sickened I am by today's news concerning this story of a "friend" I posted a long while back. I'm just stunned that anyone could be capable of doing something like this, especially someone I knew. He was arrested just this morning and I found out at about 2pm this afternoon. Just mind-numbingly senseless and callous.

Although I was not a close friend of his, I knew him since middle school and he always seemed like such a nice guy. I understand that nothing has been proven in a court of law, but some of the things revealed in this article are surely damning and contemptible.

I'm sorry for having posted this original article asking for any type of well-wishes for him. I'm also sorry if anyone actually donated any type of money to the education fund that I included. I just hope that the money actually went towards what it was intended for as his children are innocent victims in this tragedy and now have no parents in their lives. Truly a sad situation.

If he's found guilty of this crime, I hope he goes to jail for the rest of his life. I know I shouldn't say that before a trial happens, but it's just how I feel. I can't ignore some of what's in that article.

I just wanted to post this in the interest of full disclosure and admit my mistake in rushing for any type of pity for this man. Sorry everyone. It's just completely fucked up.

fer522
03-06-2014, 05:10 PM
You had nothing but good intentions and shouldn't feel bad at all imo

harrison'samonster
03-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Sorry to hear that Buddha. I guess it's just hard to really know anybody all that well. And don't worry, just because it turned out this way doesn't mean we hold you in any less esteem, piss monkey.

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 05:15 PM
You had nothing but good intentions and shouldn't feel bad at all imo

Thanks, Fer. I just feel like such a stupid asshole for inviting this guy into my home after his wife died. I wanted to reach out to him and let him know that people were there for him. Now I feel like I need a very long, hot shower.

I felt pity for him as I put myself in his shoes. I could never imagine losing my wife in a tragic accident in front of my own eyes and being able to cope with it for the rest of my life. Just too horrible for me to comprehend, but to find out he may have been responsible for it just makes me sick to my stomach and feeling foolish.

I just hope that if he's found guilty of this that he pays for this dearly.

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Sorry to hear that Buddha. I guess it's just hard to really know anybody all that well. And don't worry, just because it turned out this way doesn't mean we hold you in any less esteem, piss monkey.

Thanks, HAM. I just didn't feel it was fair to have posted the original article (even though it was nearly 2 years ago) without posting the ugly truth that has now been attached to it.

MACH1
03-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Holy crap! As the others have said you had nothing but good intentions don't sweat it to much.

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 05:43 PM
Holy crap! As the others have said you had nothing but good intentions don't sweat it to much.

Thanks, MACH. I know I'm not responsible for his actions, but I just feel like an idiot. Just needed to vent a little and clear my conscience. :drink:

vasteeler
03-06-2014, 06:12 PM
dont beat yourself up buddha. how were you to know?

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 06:18 PM
dont beat yourself up buddha. how were you to know?

Thanks, VA. Live and learn I guess. I'm not really trying to beat myself up or get any pity, I just needed to get it off my chest a little. At least I know I have good friends like all of you guys to listen. :hug:

Vis
03-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Very sorry, Buddha

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Very sorry, Buddha

Thanks, Vis. I'm sorry too.

Wagen
03-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Thanks, MACH. I know I'm not responsible for his actions, but I just feel like an idiot. Just needed to vent a little and clear my conscience. :drink:

There is no way you could have known. It would have taken a twisted mind to have even suspected anything like this.

Nobody deserves to feel the way you do for acting out of kindness.

:drink:

Bayz101
03-06-2014, 06:40 PM
As everyone has said, you had nothing but good intentions from the kindness of your heart. No way could you have known this at the time. It's a sad, sad story. Sorry, Buddha. You did nothing wrong on your end. :drink:

SteelersCanada
03-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Wow. Deepest condolences. I'm sorry for this very unfortunate situation.

Steelers Fever is here for you, bro! :drink:

Buddha Bus
03-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Thanks to everybody for the thoughts. It's just a weird situation. I'm fine. I'm more worried about my sister, her husband, and other friends that were closer to him. They are going to have a really tough time coming to terms with this.

And I don't want to forget the kids and the deceased's family and friends as well. They are the ones affected most by this. I hope they can find a way to get past this and live as normal a life as possible.

MasterOfPuppets
03-06-2014, 10:07 PM
you done went all angry chair and called yourself out ? :chuckle: seriously though dude , it's not like you were privy to the clues that he might be a murderer. this isn't a wasted thread. the kids and families still matter and thoughts , wishes , and prayers are still with them.

tony hipchest
03-07-2014, 12:30 AM
Thanks, Fer. I just feel like such a stupid asshole for inviting this guy into my home after his wife died. I wanted to reach out to him and let him know that people were there for him. Now I feel like I need a very long, hot shower.

I felt pity for him as I put myself in his shoes. I could never imagine losing my wife in a tragic accident in front of my own eyes and being able to cope with it for the rest of my life. Just too horrible for me to comprehend, but to find out he may have been responsible for it just makes me sick to my stomach and feeling foolish.

I just hope that if he's found guilty of this that he pays for this dearly.

:shout:-FIRE BUDDHA!!!

I hereby sentence you to a very long and hot shower with Jon and his dogs.

Atlanta Dan
03-07-2014, 12:58 AM
You obviously did not know the deception that was being peddled to you among others.

When I have found out I have been suckered by someone I have represented in my day job , the reaction has been a combination of anger at the person who did it, chagrin for being conned, and concern that those whose opinion I value thinking I was in on it. You are not the first person to have been there.

Hang in there:drink:

SteelerEmpire
03-07-2014, 01:26 AM
Hate to hear that bro... Death is the ultimate test of faith... keep that

IowaSteeler927
03-07-2014, 04:27 AM
Your intentions were noble, I'd of done the same thing for any of my friends. Unfortunately sometimes the devil hides in sheep's clothing. The terrible, horrible, downright evil things some people are capable of... it doesn't even surprise me anymore. You shouldn't feel guilty. How could you have possibly known? And who suspects their own friends to be guilty of this kind of detestable behavior? If this happened to one of my friends I'd of gone out of my way to help a friend as well. It's just unfortunate that Mr. Fitzgerald turned out to be an evil, greedy, self-serving SOB that murdered his own wife for personal gain like that. He betrayed his wife, took a life out of this world, and betrayed all of his friends and family, yourself included.

Galax Steeler
03-07-2014, 04:59 AM
Hang in there bud you had no way of knowing :thumbsup:

Buddha Bus
03-07-2014, 05:32 AM
:shout:-FIRE BUDDHA!!!

I hereby sentence you to a very long and hot shower with Jon and his dogs.

Soooo... I guess you want to punish me with a fate worse than death? :chuckle:

Buddha Bus
03-07-2014, 05:34 AM
Thanks to everyone again. It feels good to know there are cool and understanding people to talk things out with and help make me feel better in a bad situation.

Honestly, you are all very cool individuals. Much respect. :drink:


Except for Tony, of course. :chuckle:

JonM229
03-07-2014, 10:50 AM
Sorry to hear about this, Buddha. It's a sad story that turned out to be even worse than anyone would have imagined.

Buddha Bus
03-07-2014, 12:32 PM
Sorry to hear about this, Buddha. It's a sad story that turned out to be even worse than anyone would have imagined.

Thanks, Jon. Ain't that the truth?