After a full and generous life James R. “Fritz” Fritsch, Jr., 68, passed away in his Armstrong Township home peacefully early Thursday morning on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Born on September 22, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late James R. Fritsch, Sr. and Lillian A. (Pealer) Fritsch.
Jim was a graduate of Chartiers Valley Sr. High School in 1969 along with his wife, Barbara (Farinella) Fritsch. He was employed as a lineman for Verizon for over 30 years serving the Indiana County. Jim will be remembered as “Fritz” the Indiana Borough Maintenance man for 13 years. His part-time job many times took up full time hours as he forged his way to work in the winter to “clear the way” for people to safely walk in town.
Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; daughters, Jaime (Jerry) Alexander, McIntyre and Jennie Fritsch, Robinson; six grandchildren, Candace, Jessa, Robert, Alexander, Samantha, and Jett James.
All those who found a place in the heart of “Fritz” are invited to attend a dove release in his honor at Oakland Cemetery on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1 p.m.
“Jim prayed to God”, says Barbara and “while holding hands we came to Him as husband and wife, asking for God’s mercy and grace in our situation in Jesus name, Amen.” Jim said “Okay”. Barbara then said, “your will be done in Jesus name, Amen.” “Fritz” said, “Okay”. We all know just where we went and that we will see him again.
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