Phillip L. Fritz, 83, of Bovard, died Friday, July 19, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born November 3, 1935 in Erie, a son of the late Stewart and Katherine (Shemolff) Fritz. Prior to retirement he had been employed by Snyder’s Office Equipment in Greensburg. He was protestant by faith. He was an army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of Bovard Fireman’s Club, Hannastown Fireman’s Club and the Fox Hill Club. Phillip had a passion for restoring classic cars and going to estate sales. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a special grandson, Mark Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Diane L. (Reffner) Fritz; three sons, Gregory Fritz of North Carolina, Brian Fritz of Bovard and David Fritz of Greensburg; three daughters, Lee Ann Johnson of Greensburg, Colleen Fritz of Latrobe, and Cindy Pratt of Greensburg; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Meese of Frostburg, MD. There will be no public visitation. A private service will be held in the funeral home. Private interment will be held at St. Clair Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Bovard Volunteer Fire Department for their help at Phillip’s time of need and a personal thank you to Mike Saunders. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is in charge of arrangements. www.bachafh.com
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