Forestport, NY- Gregory D. Fitts passed away peacefully on October 14,
Born in Cortland, NY, Greg was a graduate of Dryden High School in
Dryden, NY. He went on to earn his B.S. in Education from SUNY Geneseo.
Later, he taught elementary grades, and earned his M.S. from SUNY
Cortland. Active since his teenage years as a volunteer firefighter,
Greg went on to serve as a member and Fire Chief of the King Ferry Fire
Company in 1984. He also served as the Deputy Fire Coordinator for
Southern Cayuga County. Following a move back to Dryden, Greg rejoined
the Neptune Hose Co. No. 1 and Dryden Ambulance, serving first as an
Advanced EMT and later as the Chief of the Dryden Fire Department.
Later in life, he enjoyed winter activities, especially snowmobiling, in
the North Country. He and Rosemary retired to their Forestport home and
became communicants of Christ Our Hope Parish in Boonville, where Greg
served as a Eucharistic Minister. Additionally, he joined the Boonville
Elks #2158, where he enthusiastically served as the Past Exalted Ruler
and the current Secretary of the Lodge.
Devoted husband of 48 years of Rosemary (nee Gabor) Fitts; cherished
father of Daniel Fitts of New York, NY; loving son of the late Harold
Fitts of Dryden, NY; dear brother of Betty Ann (nee Fitts) Enders of
Dryden, NY and Sonnie (nee Fitts) Howe of Kingston, NY; favorite
brother-in-law of Michael D. Gabor of Syracuse, NY.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at Mills Funeral Home, 301
Post Street, Boonville, NY, on Sunday, October 18, 2020, from 1 - 4 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 19,
2020, at St. Joseph's/ Christ Our Hope Church, 112 Charles Street,
Boonville, NY at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery,
Forestport, NY. Please wear facemask and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged: Boonville Elks Lodge
#2158, 13054 NY-12, Boonville, NY, 13309 or Christ Our Hope Parish, 112
Charles Street, Boonville, NY, 13309. For an online message of sympathy
please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.