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Founder and Long-Time CEO Passes

by Nikki June

By Rural Builder Staff

Dana G. Fitzpatrick, former president and CEO of Fitzpatrick & Weller passed away on Dec. 18, 2020. Born in Ellicottville, NY, Fitzpatrick was a born leader: senior class president, quarterback of the undefeated ECS football team, college graduate, and sailor in the US Navy. On Dec. 28, 1955, he married Bernice (Siebart), who survives. 

He served as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc., capping a 66-year career by leading the company to celebrate its 125th year in 2020. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a former director of the following organizations: National Hardwood Lumber Association, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, and the American Forest and Paper Association. He served as Chairman of the American Hardwood Export Council and the National Forest Products Association.

Memorials may be made to the Ellicottville Memorial Library or the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, C/O Holiday Valley Resort, PO Box 370, Ellicottville, NY 14731.


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