Angel “Max” Fitzgerald passed away on March 18, 2021, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. No services will be held at this time.
Max was born in Guatemala in August 2001 and adopted at age 10 months by Barry Fitzgerald and Lori Johns. Growing up he loved nature, fishing, raising tarantulas and snakes, summer camp at Camp Wood, and hiking in Colorado with his parents and cousin Doug Davis. He participated in wrestling at West Middle School and cross country at LHS, and played the bass in school orchestras. He enjoyed mastering new skills like skateboarding, unicycling, ceramics in Lawrence Art Center’s family pottery, and solving the Rubix Cube.
Max is survived by his parents, his grandmothers, Ann Fitzgerald and Betty Johns, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many family friends in Lawrence as well as Michigan and New York. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Roger Johns and his Uncle Scott Fitzgerald.
Max’s parents welcome memorial gifts to the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, an invaluable source of support for the family over the last several years.