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Gerald Alan Fritz

Died: 5/19/2010

Gerald Alan Jerry Fritz, age 66, of Newark, DE, formerly of Penn Acres in New Castle, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Christiana Hospital. A native Delawarean, Mr. Fritz was born in Wilmington on July 27, 1943, son of the late Julia Schurko Fritz and Charles Fritz. He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard and, in civilian life, made his career with Delmarva Power, where he retired as a substation maintenance electrician in 1998 after 34 years of service. He was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle. Passionate and knowledgeable about cars throughout his life, Mr. Fritz was a gifted mechanic whose specialty was restoring vintage Chevrolets. He greatly enjoyed attending a variety of car shows and cruise nights, as well as participating in drag racing events. He also raced motorcycles competitively with the Delaware Enduro Riders for many years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Barbara L. Moore Fritz; sons, Bryan S. Fritz (Deborah) of Middletown, and Barry A. Fritz (Teri) of Newark; sister, June Kopec (Joe) of Newark; brother-in-law, Bill Moore (Sheila) of New Castle; grandchildren, Christopher Fritz and Savannah Fritz; nieces and nephews; and his many friends who shared his love of cars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Fritz. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 24, 2010, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Rd., Ste. 1, Newark, DE 19711. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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