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2010-02-18 / Obituaries

Richard E. Fritz

January 18, 1933 - February 11, 2010

Richard E. Fritz, Jr. was born on January 18, 1933 in Kensington, PA, he was the son of Richard E. and Margaret (McGowen) Fritz, Sr.

He graduated from Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa in 1951, served in the U.S. Army and attended Lamar State University and graduated in 1959. He and Wilma Jean Davenport were married in 1956 in the First Christian Church in Rockdale. He spent the majority of his career working for Texaco and Continental Oil Company as a sales representative.

Mr. Fritz passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in the Memorial Herman Hospital in The Woodlands, TX, reaching the age of 77.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Steven Richard Fritz on March 25, 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Wilma Fritz of Montgomery, TX; 3 Grandchildren, Tony Bermea, Kimberly Graham and Jason Fritz all of Denton, TX; also 3 Great-Grandchildren, Ganin Graham, Jaxson Graham and Braxton Bermea.

Graveside services were held on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabeties Association.

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