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September 4, 1920 - January 26, 2014
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John (Jack) Fritz, of Sebring FL and Hopkinton, MA died in his home on January 26, 2014. His daughter and son-in-law were with him to comfort him on his journey home to meet Jesus. Jack died in faith.
Jack was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Marguerite (Kingrea) Fritz, his daughter, Karen (Fritz) Franks, and his granddaughter, Laine (Batten) Christman.
Mr. Fritz leaves behind his brother, Robert Fritz, of Venice FL; his daughter, Sharon (Fritz) Batten and her husband Richard, of Boylston, MA; his son-in-law, Stephen Franks, of Hopkinton, MA; five grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was a veteran of the Navy as a pilot instructor from 1941 to 1945. He was an engineer and test pilot for Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, NY, before migrating to Massachusetts in 1959, where he worked for Raytheon Corp. He retired first to Harrison, ME and then to Sebring, FL, where he lived for 20 years.
Memorial services are planned in Hopkinton, MA and Sebring, FL . Services will be held February 8 at 11 AM in the Chapel at Faith Community Church, Hopkinton, MA. Services will be held February 15 at 10:30 AM at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Sebring, FL.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of John Fritz, Karen Franks and Laine Christman to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.?Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com.