John B. Fitzgerald Jr., 91, of Devon, an insurance-company executive, died of a stroke Saturday, Nov. 2, at his home.
Starting in 1952, Mr. Fitzgerald worked in the insurance industry, rising to a vice president of Cigna Corp. and later president of the firm's bond services unit. He remained active in the industry after retiring in 1989.
Mr. Fitzgerald was born outside Chicago and grew up during the Depression.
After high school, he joined the National Guard just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was deployed by the Army to the Pacific, fighting in the battles for Guadalcanal, during which he was wounded. He received a Purple Heart.