Jim Fitzgarrald

Profile Updated: February 11, 2020
Jim Fitzgarrald
Jim Fitzgarrald


Jim Fitzgarrald


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Omaha, NE USA

Retired Middle School Teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School. St. Paul closed for good May 2019.
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Children Jessica 1980, Amy 1980, Adam 1983, Rebecca 1997
What is new with you?

Awesome travel summer with a trip to London in May, followed by two weeks in Sydney, Australia in July.
Retired in May after St. Paul Lutheran School closed its doors for the last time. Volunteering as a tour guide at the SAC Air & Space Museum (Ashland).
Youngest daughter graduates from UNL this May and will head to graduate school (Applied Physics).

Announcement(s) you would like to share:

Cheryl, Rebecca and I will be taking a 12-day cruise to the Mediterranean. Hopefully, the Coronavirus will be taken care of by then.


UNO - "75", BS (Recreation Education)
UNO - "02", Teaching certificate

When is your Anniversary?

Sept. 6th, 1996

Grand Children

Samantha 2002, Frankie 2007, Liam 2012, Dexter 2013, Anna 2015, (Charlie) 2017


Jeremiah (Jerry) "07" cat

What grade school did you attend?

Central Park, Wakonda

What junior high did you attend?

McMillian, Nathan Hale

What was your first job?

1969, vending at Rosenblatt Stadium for Omaha Royals and CWS.


I completed my first trip through UNO with a recreation education degree and used it, part time, with the city until 79. Following courses at Metro Tech, I spent the next 20 years in computer programming, a course which led my family and I to live in Beaconsfield, England for 3 1/2 years. Left the computer field in 1999, returned to UNO for a teaching degree and have been teaching 5th/6th, and middle school since with some time spent subbing. My current passion is middle school Science and Math.
We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Our two eldest are adopted from South Korea. Our son has gone into computer programming and our youngest daughter, Rebecca, is an 8th grader to be at Millard North Middle School.
I spent nearly 19 years married to Laura before she passed away from cancer. Cheryl and I coming upon our 15th anniversary this September.

How many states have you lived in from 1971 to the present?

2 states and England

Jim's Recent Comments

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Mar 21, 2020 at 12:58 PM

Thanks, Roger. Stay safe during these crazy times.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:18 AM