William Fritzsch Jr., a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, NY. He was 79 years of age.
The son of the late William and Marjorie Haakmeester Fritzsch, he was born on April 8, 1939 in Passaic, NJ.
William had been employed as a truck driver for Yellow Freight in Maybrook, NY and former longtime proprietor of American Sign Company in Middletown. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1960, and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 707. William was a gifted artist and enjoyed drawing, and oil painting on canvas. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed fishing and wildlife and held a private pilot license.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Ann Fritzsch of Middletown; his children, Timothy W. Fritzsch and his wife Christy of Slate Hill, NY, Victoria Ann DeVries and her husband Steven of Johnson, NY, Daniel W. Fritzsch and his wife Letha of Middletown, and Steven W. Fritzsch and his wife Marlee of Oceanside, CA; his grandchildren, Jessica, Lauren, Allison, Dale, Scott, Dennis, Sarah, Danielle, Eryn, Andrea, Eric, Kelly, Andrew and Brian; his great grandson Levi; his sister Lillian DeBoer of Johnson, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Donald and George Fritzsch.
Cremation will take place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10-11 AM Saturday, September 1st at the Goodwill Church Historic Sanctuary, 2117 State Route 208, Montgomery, NY where a Memorial Service will begin at 11 AM with Reverend Jose Rodriguez officiating. A repast will follow at the Family Life Center, 2135 State Route 208, Montgomery, NY. All are welcome.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.