Dewey E. Fritz

Avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing & golfing.

Service times: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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Dewey E. Fritz, 81, a lifelong resident of Columbia, passed peacefully on October 31, 2018 at home. Born to the late Dewey S. Fritz and Florence Hood Garner, he was the husband of JoAnn Farley Fritz. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May.

A Columbia High School graduate, Class of 1956, he retired in 1996 after 27 years of service from Armstrong World Industries, Marietta Ceiling Plant where he was employed as a supervisor. He was later employed by the Safe Harbor Dam as a security guard. A job he truly enjoyed. He was a member of the L.O.O.M #307, Columbia Fish and Game and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He will be remembered by his family as a jokester and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kim Rentschler; Brian, husband of Deborah Ward; Wendy Neff; Kathleen White; Scott, husband of Denine Ward; Jeffrey Fritz; Beth, wife of Jack Siegrist; Eric Fritz; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Jack Fritz as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Harold, Richard, Vincent, Oliver, Blanche Resh, and Florence Garner.

A funeral service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp, officiating. Family and friends may view at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions to A Tail-to-Tell in Dewey's memory at would be deeply appreciated.

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