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George W. Fritz

February 22, 1943 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 75)

George W. Fritz, 75, of Topton, PA passed away at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest,  Allentown, PA on September 30, 2018.  He was the husband of Joyce G. (Smith-Kunkel) Fritz, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage in July of 2018.  He was born in Snyders, PA., a son to the late Lewis and Jennie (Kunkel) Fritz.  He was a 1961 graduate of Kutztown High School and was later employed as a heavy equipment operator, last working at Empire Excavating in Reading, PA., until retiring in 2008. George was a veteran in the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his son, Richard K. (Kathleen) Kunkel, Jr. of Lenhartsville, PA.; two grandchildren, Kenneth (Christine) Kunkel and Andrew (Ashley) Kunkel; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron and Alexa Kunkel; two sisters, Shirley wife of Ernest Heintzelman of Kempton, PA., and Ethel Hollenbach of Emmaus, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Edgar Fritz.  George’s funeral service will be held on October 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM. in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA 18066, with a calling hour to begin at 10:00 AM. Interment with Military Honors immediately following service will be at the New Bethel Union Cemetery, Kempton, PA. Rev. Gary Whittington will officiate. 

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