Edward C. Fritsch Jr., 87, of Williamsburg, VA died March 18. Ed served as a carrier aviator in the U.S. Navy for twenty-seven years, retiring in 1969 as a Captain. Captain Fritsch commanded VAH-6, flying the A-3 Skywarrior, deploying aboard USS Ranger in the Pacific and aboard USS Forrestal in the Mediterranean. He also commanded VAH-123 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His second career was as a certified financial planner, owning his own business in Annapolis, where he resided for 30 years. In his second retirement, he enjoyed golfing, and volunteering at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He was a member of St. Bede Roman Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edward C. Fritsch Sr. and Elizabeth Fritsch; brother, Thomas Joseph Fritsch; sister, Janet Fryer; and son-in-law, Andrew Noble. Ed is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ethel B. "Terry" Fritsch; three children, Carol Noble, Allen Fritsch (Beth), and James L. Fritsch (Eva Dillon); sister, Elaine Umani; and five grandchildren, Jessica Noble (Adam Faulkner), Jamie Noble, Steven Fritsch, Kenny Fritsch, and Taylor Fritsch. A memorial mass will be offered at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 22, at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sentara Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com
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Published in The Capital on Mar. 22, 2013