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Paul Fitting ’35

Published in Oct. 10, 1990, issue

PAUL FITTING died April 3, 1990. He was born Aug. 6, 1913, in Nutley, NJ. Paul went to Newark Academy where he played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams, and graduated cum laude.

Majoring in politics at Princeton, Paul graduated with First Group Honors. He was a member of Cloister Inn, the Glee club, the varsity Club, the American Whig Society, and the lacrosse team. Paul graduated from Harvard Law School in 1938.

Paul married Elizabeth Baker of Montclair, NJ., on June 25, 1938. They had the largest family among our classmates with seven sons, four daughters, and 31


Then a career change came. Paul tried the cattle business at Yerrington, Nev. However, the need of better schooling now for ten children, he returned to Alhambra, Calif., and there in 1958 Paul became a founding law partner of McKenna & Fitting. That remained Paul's life and the firm eventually grew to about 250 members. Paul opened up a San Francisco office in 1968 and remained there.

Paul was active in the Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Malta, a regent of St. Mary's College. Paul loved walking; he walked two miles to work everyday. He enjoyed walking and hiking with Betty and family members, taking trips with them, or staying weekends at his Stinson Beach, Calif., home.

Paul is survived by his wife, Betty, 11 children, 31 grandchildren, two sisters, Margeret and Dorothy, and one brother, David Fitting Jr. '42. To them the Class extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1935

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