William A. “Bill” Fritz, 81, of Catawba Island, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky, with his loving family by his side.
He was born on June 5, 1931, in Port Clinton, the son of Sylvester and Gertrude (Ambrose) Fritz. He married Dorothy Nan Radloff on March 3, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2010.
Over his career, he worked for Kirk Dairy, Matthew Boats, Port Clinton City Schools, Gem Beach Marina, Clemons Boats, and as groundskeeper at Catawba Island Cemetery.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, where he was a former Knight of Columbus, former assistant chief of the Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department, former member of the Elks Lodge 1718, former Catawba Island Trustee, and a member of the Downtown Coaches Association. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and ushered for seven seasons at all home games.
Survivors include his son, Larry (Debra) Fritz, Jefferson City, Mo.; daughters, Terri (Greg Hannan) McDougall of Oak Harbor, Sandy (Greg) Mortus of Fairview Park, Ohio, Jane (Jeff) Grummel, Dublin, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, John F. Fritz, and Jerry J. (Nancy) Fritz; sister, Betty M. Hallock; and brother-in-law, Richard (Martha) Radloff.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, with Rev. John C. Missler officiating. Following mass the family invites everyone to join them at the parish hall for a time of fellowship and bereavement meal. Graveside services and burial will follow at 1:45 p.m. at Catawba Island Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice.
The Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.