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Aurelia B. Fritz

Jan 22, 2009

Aurelia B. (Woodie or Boots) Fritz, 97, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2009 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit where she was a guest for only 9 days.

Born in Portage, Cambria County, PA, on Tuesday, September 5, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Stanley K. and Frances (Chernick) Balum. Aurelia was the widow of Benjamin D. Fritz who preceded her in death in 1978.

She was a 1929 graduate of Clearfield High School. Aurelia was employed as a knitter by the former Montgomery Mills for 21 years, retiring in 1975.

Aurelia was a former member of the Muncy and Montgomery Senior Citizens and the Business and Professional Women of Montgomery. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Joslyn F. and Richard Buck, Montgomery, PA; one grandson, Rob D. Fritz and his companion, Elaine, Montoursville, PA; one sister-in-law, Ruby Balum, Muncy, PA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Pierre K. Fritz, one grandson, Steven A. Decker, one granddaughter, Kathy Lee Decker, two sisters, Valerie “Vee” Rishell and Delphine Cowdrick and one brother, Conrad P. Balum.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 24, 2009 with Reverend Zach LaBagh, pastor of the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, officiating. The family will provide the flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.