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Wilfred J. "Willie" Fritz, 96, of 74 Erie Ave., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home.
He was born July 26, 1914 in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Clara Meyer Fritz. He was married to Magdaline "Mae" Trunzo, who preceded him in death on May 31, 1992.
On Nov. 10, 1995 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Theresa Markley Fritz, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and was a member of St. Mary's Church. He worked in the shipping department at Stackpole Carbon Company and retired after more than 50 years of service.Â He was a life member of the CMF and an honorary life member of the Elks Club.
In addition to his wife, Theresa Markley Fritz, he is survived by three grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Judice of St. Marys and Rita, Mrs. Francis Landini of Brockway; a brother, Joseph Fritz of St. Marys; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Â In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel V. Brouse, who preceded him in death on July 10, 1995; a son in infancy; two great-grandsons, Ronald Brouse and one in infancy; two brothers, William and Robert Fritz; and two sisters, Helen Dorsey and Edna Schutz.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Wilfred J. "Willie" Fritz will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 139 Church St., St. Marys, on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.