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April 28, 2011

Gerard J. Jerry Fritz, 80, of Glen Spey, NY, formerly of Monroe, NY, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Castle Point VA Hospital in Wappinger Falls, NY. He was 80.

He was born January 19, 1931 in the Bronx, the son of Otto and Mary (O’Neil) Fritz.

Jerry was an appliance repairman for General Electric in Newburgh, NY. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, was a recipient of the Purple Heart and earned three Battle Stars.

He was a life member of the American Legion Post #488, Monroe; life member of the 40 and 8; life member of the VFW in Harriman; member of the Naval Ship Port Jervis; of IBEW, and of the Hudson Valley Dog Club.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fritz, at home; son Richard G. Fritz and wife Melissa of Glen Spey; daughter Karen Coulter and husband Douglas of Middletown, NY; brother Robert Fritz of City Island, NY; grandchildren Brent and Derian Fritz; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents; a son, John Fritz; sister Jeanne Mertz; and brother Richard Fritz.

Visitation was Friday, April 22. Burial will be in Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Goshen at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Volunteer Service, Castle Point VA, Castle Point, NY 12511 (place GPF 1536 on the memo line).