Pauline H. Fritz

Pauline H. Fritz, 87, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

She was born July 24, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John A. C. and A. Bertha Weinzierl Herzing.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941.  She had worked in the family business, Hal Fritz Piano Company, for many years.

On September 5, 1949, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Harold J. “Hal” Fritz who passed away on October 23, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Paula Fritz Eddy (Richard) of St. Marys, Pamela O’Leary (Rob) of St. Marys; and one son, Fred Fritz (Marie) of St. Marys.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, John Fritz, Luke Fritz, Charlie O’Leary, Madelyn O’Leary, Connor O’Leary, Monica Eddy, a step granddaughter, Robin Bolte and two step great grandchildren.  Surviving are two sisters, Hyacinth “Hy” Dauer of St. Marys, Bernice Lecker of St. Marys; and one brother, Kenneth M. Herzing (Mary Lou) of St. Marys; and by two sisters-in-law, Virginia Herzing of St. Marys and Loretta Herzing of St. Marys.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Frank Fritz who died on April 30, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Scholastica “Sis” Weidenboerner, Valerie Lambert, Audrey Skiba, and Faith Holben; and by two brothers; Aurelius J. Herzing and John G. Herzing.

Mrs. Fritz was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, a 50 year member of the C.D. of A., a member of the Golden Grads and she enjoyed playing cards.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Noon, with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson OSB, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Hal and Pauline Fritz Family Fund, c/o Elk County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 934, Saint Marys, PA 15857 or to the Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg, Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857 or to a favorite charity.

The Bolitiski's February 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Dear Paula & family:
So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great person; alway so full of life. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Love – Joe, Mary Jo & family

Renee February 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I will miss you Pauline. It was an honor to know you.

Mike and Jane Wolfel February 28, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Dear Fred, Paula, Pam and families:
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Aunt Pauline dearly and her frank attitude; which made her so wonderfully unique. Our children were blessed to have known her and have great memories of her.

Love – Mike, Jane, Mandy and Adam

Laurie Eppele February 29, 2012 at 5:18 am

Dear Pam and Family:

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was such a wonderful and fun lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love – Laurie, Jack, Kirsten and Kyle

Curtis Wehler February 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

Sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure meeting her the few times I did. Take care.

ronald radaelli February 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

sorry about pauline

ron radaelli

Dr. Pamela Allegretto-Diiulio February 29, 2012 at 8:21 am

Dear Mandy, your mother, Pam and family

I am so sorry over the loss of your grandmother and mother. I know the pain of losing my own mother just 1 1/2 years ago; therefore, please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of another fine woman. I’m sure your memories and love of family will help to sustain you during this difficult time. My prayers are with all of you
My best, Pam Allegretto-Diiulio

frank viola February 29, 2012 at 10:13 am


Mandi Wehler Fisher February 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Pauline. She was a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed. I called her Grandma Fritz because she was such a close friend with my grandma, who passed away 3 years ago this past Saturday. I’m sure Pauline has found Hal and Annabelle, and they are reliving their memories together in another life.

George & Jane Goodwin February 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

Dear Fred, Paula, Pam & family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in your lives. We both know the heartache and loss felt when one’s Mother has passed. We both loved her dearly and have many fond memories of time spent with her. She was one of a kind and will be missed so much.

Love, Jane & George

Ed and Jennifer Anderson & family February 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Pauline. Your family will be in our prayers. God Bless.

Shirley Scolari February 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Scolari and family

Rhoda Strishock February 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Fritz Family,

I am so sorry for your loss and I wish I could be there to personally express my condolence . I just tried to call Pauline a few days ago and left her a voice mail. I will miss her very much, we were such good friends and had so many good times and some really good Manhattan’s.


Lori & Rick Wehler February 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Truly she had a blessed life…and many were blessed to call her ‘friend’, my mother and father just two of them. She made you feel like part of the family; we’re very fortunate to have experienced her compassion for our family. Ours prayers are with you , Pauline, and with your family here on earth.

Jack O. March 1, 2012 at 1:51 am

Pam, Paula & Fred
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We loved and will miss Pauline dearly. We know she is in good hands.

Joan Smith March 1, 2012 at 2:29 am

A lady, always. Her smile made her friendship worth a million.

Tom Janet Jill & Pam March 1, 2012 at 4:46 am

There are two ways we live on:
memories and our family.

Thinking of you all today.
Tom, Janet, Jill and Pam

Mary Valentine Durante March 1, 2012 at 8:01 am

Dear Fred and family,
So sorry to read of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ray and Elsie Klaiber March 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

We wish you our sincere thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Elsie Klaiber

Fritz & Clark March 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

To the Fritz family – The passing of Aunt Pauline will leave a big hole in a lot of lives. She was a great example of what a strong woman looks like; and what a wonderful smile – it would light up the room. We will miss her terribly. Please take some measure of solace in the fact that you all took such wonderful care of her when she couldn’t do it herself. You set an admirable example.

Roni Rae March 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

Pauline was such a lively spirit and she will be greatly missed. It was an honor knowing and loving her. She was my Grandma’s best friend for many many years. She will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.

Love Roni Wehler

Rocco and Beth Petrilli March 2, 2012 at 4:02 am

To the entire family

We are saddened to hear of Pauline’s passing. She will be remembered as a wonderful lady who always made sure that “the boys knew to have some fun.” It was always a pleasure to see her at her home or to to run into her as she made her rounds.

You are all in our prayers.

Julie Dauer Mildrew March 1, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Dear Paula and Fred,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a special lady with such a lively spirit. I enjoyed spending time with her when I visited Aunt Hy. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Sam & Chris Vallone March 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Dear Fred and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you and your family.

Dave & Kay Gnan March 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

Dear Fred & Marie & family
You have our deepest sympathy of the passing of your mother. Pauline was a lovely person and just full of fun and laughter.
When she & Loraine Meyer were together it was something else, they would keep us in stitches and that is how we will remember dear Pauline.
May she now rest in peace.
With sympathy,
Dave & Kay Gnan

Brian and Laura Claypool April 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

To The Family,

Your mom was such a special person and we are sorry for your loss.
Your Dad and her get to reunite again! Know that we are thinking of you, during this time……She always was a tie for us with my mom and dad, for they always had stories to share about each other. Know that we are thinking of all of you, and remembering your families in prayer as you go through this difficult time.

Laura and Brian Claypool and family

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