SAINT MARYS — Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89, of 2304 Kensington Drive, Saint Marys, and a resident of the Saint Marys Living Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Saint Marys Living Center.
He was born March 29, 1924, in Wapakoneta; the son of Oliver and Minerva (Dresher) Fritz.
He married Dorothy L. Jurosic on May 25, 1950, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his two children, Nancy (Rick) Hornich of Mount Vernon and David (Susan) Fritz of Saint Marys; by five grandchildren, Ashley Bunnell of Columbus, Matthew Bunnell of Jacksonville, Fla., Laura (Dustin) Taylor of Saint Marys, Amy (Jon) Crusie of Celina, Kelly Fritz of Saint Marys; by two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Logan Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister, Betty Vogel.
Bob was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta. He served in the United States Marines during WWII. He retired from Crown Equipment Corporation, where he was maintenance supervisor. He also worked at Moran’s Refrigeration, in Saint Marys, for many years and also owned his own appliance repair business.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting. He was a life member of the NRA. He was a member of American Legion Post 323 and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys. He was a real handyman who could repair anything.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m., at Holy Rosary Catholic Church; the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home at 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either the Friends of Holy Rosary School, Grand Lake Hospice or Saint Marys Living Center. Condolences may be sent to Bob’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.