Charles Lambert Fritts, Sr., 95, WWII vet, Purple Heart recipient, active at Lititz Moravian

By on April 16, 2014

Charles Lambert Fritts, Sr., 95, of Lititz, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

He was the widower of Evelyn Fritts. Born December 5, 1918, he was a son of the late George and Cora Fritts.

Charles was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a machine gunner of the 70th Infantry Division during WWII and was a Purple Heart recipient. Charles was an active member in both the Olivet Presbyterian Church while in Easton, where he was a deacon and trustee, and the Moravian Church in Lititz. He enjoyed hunting with his son and loved to bowl, golf and go camping. He always put family first and loved to visit his grandchildren.

Charles is survived by his two sons: Charles Fritts, Jr. (wife Joan Ghallagher) and Dale Fritts (wife Melissa Fritts); grandchildren: Tammy Romano, Allison Fritts, Ashley Fritts, Jamie Fritts, and Derek Fritts; and great-grandchildren: Leslie and Nick Romano.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Thelma Gokey, Wilmont Fritts, Warren Fritts and Dorothy Matchette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Acres at

Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc.

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