Bob Fitzgerald Takes Out Time For Family After Wife Died Suffering From Cancer
Death is something which no one has control over. And the pain is immense when a loved one dies from your family.
Famous play-by-play announcer Bob Fitzgerald knows the pain of losing family as he lost his wife to cancer, however moving on from the tragedy, he takes out time for the family to spend some quality time with them.
Family Time For Bob Fitzgerald After Wife's Death From Cancer:
Caption: Bob Fitzgerald's late wife, Carol Fitzgerald.
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As reported on December 21, 2016, Warrior play-by-play announcer, Bob Fitzgerald missed traveling with the team for Golden State’s road games on December 22 and December 23 in 2016. It’s because he was spending quality time with his family following his wife Carol Fitzgerald’s death in September.
For Carol, her deepest joy was her three children, two daughters Erin and Quinn, along with a son Ryan. She found her deepest intent as their mother. She was a loving, caring mother who used to guide her children and made them as exceptional as they are today. According to Carol, the greatest accomplishment were her children, and she was proud of her children.
Bob and Carol were high school sweethearts and romanced for years, and also had a long distance relationship before getting married on August 4, 1990. Maintaining privacy, Bob has not shared much but about his personal life, but his extended family in the business have supported at the time of grief.
Marc Spears of ESPN gave a condolence to Bob’s wife Carol through Twitter on September 21, 2016. Also, he urged people to make the donation for the children who lost their parents to cancer.
Moreover, Bob Mayer opened the season press conference with a heart touching message for the broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald who unfortunately lost his wife, Carol to cancer.
Caption: Bob Mayer gives a heartfelt message for Bob Fitzgerald who unfortunately lost his wife Carol suffering from pancreatic cancer.
A Short Bio on Bob Fitzgerald:
Bob Fitzgerald was born in 1966 in Chicago, Fitzgerald and moved to Foster City when he was six years old. He went to Serra High School and attended the University of Notre Dame. While attending the University of Notre Dame, Bob broadcasted play-by-play for Fighting Irish football and basketball for radio station WVFI. He received a master’s degree from Ohio State University in sports management.
Bob joined Warriors organization in 1993 and broadcasted play-by-play on the Warriors radios network. And he also worked as a substitute host for the Warriors Roundtable television programs. The arrival of Bob in Warriors has won Warriors total of 12 nominations and even won Emmy twice for "Best Live Sports Broadcast” in his initial two years of Warriors.
Bob has earned five Emmy nominations for “Best On-Camera” and also he won “Best On-Camera, Play-by-Play Sports” for Northern California in the year 2007 and 2014. Currently, he serves as the announcer of Golden State Warriors televised on CSN Bay Area and co-hosts the show Fitz and Brooks on KNBR with co-host Rod Brooks. He rose to fame with his 10 P.M to 12 A.M sports talk show “Up All Night,” and the combination of sports and entertainment won him many fans.
Bob broadcasted the swimming covering 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, water polo covering 2008 Summer Olympics in Athens play-by-play NBC Sports and covering the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He also broadcasted National Football League games for Sports USA radio networks and Westwood one.
Currently, Bob handles San Francisco 49ers preseason broadcasts, and he is the voice of play-by-play for San Jose SaberCats in Arena Football League. With an amazing broadcasting career, Bob must have received an ample salary along with a hefty net worth which is yet to be disclosed in figures.
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