OBITUARY INFORMATION: G. Robert Fritscher, Sr.
G. Robert Fritscher, Sr. was born the son of George F. and Virginia (Day) Fritscher on Sunday, June 6, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois.
Bob as he was known to his family and friends grew up and attended schools in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Spalding Institute High School in 1959 and in 1970 he obtained his Associate of Science with New York University. On May 3, 1962 he married Sharon L. O’Farrell in Fullerton, California.
His military career spanned 30 years beginning when he joined the U.S. Marines on July 2, 1959. On August 15, 1966 he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam in 1967-1968. George joined the U.S. Army on March 4, 1975 and during the Bicentennial year of 1976 he was U.S. Army Soldier of the Year. George retired from the U.S. Army in 1988 at the rank of Sergeant First Class E-7. His military awards included the Bronze Star. In 1991 they moved to Newberg where he was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved watching military movies.
On Thursday, October 13, 2011, G. Robert Fritscher Sr. died at his residence when he was sixty-nine years, four months and seven days of age.
Surviving and left to honor his life are: His wife Sharon L. Fritscher; his brother John Fritscher; his sister Mary Fritscher; his brother-in-law Mark Hemry; four children, Scott F., Laura L., Dianna L. and G. Robert, Jr.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and those who have come to know and appreciate him where he has lived and worked. His parents preceded him in death.
Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. in Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel, a Golden Rule Funeral Home. His Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church, Newberg, with Father Don Gutmann officiating. Chapel Viewing and Visitation hours are Wednesday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel. Committal Service will be Thursday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m. in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Online condolences may be made at www.attrells.com