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Alfred Henry "Al" Fritzinger Sr.

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Alfred Henry "Al" Fritzinger Sr. Obituary
Fritzinger Sr., Alfred "Al" HenryAlfred "Al" Henry Fritzinger Sr. 79 years of Whitehall, passed away at his home Wednesday April 9, 2014. He was the son of the late Nevin and Mildred (Yeager) Fritzinger and the husband of Mary Kumernitsky Fritzinger. He enlisted in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955 serving on the USS Jeffers and USS Hyman during the Korean conflict. After service he worked for the Bethlehem Steel and Atlas Cement. He then joined the Whitehall Township Police Department in 1962 and retired as a Lieutenant in 1989. While serving with Whitehall Police he earned an Associate Degree in criminology and was the chief negotiator who advocated for comparative wages and benefits for the entire police department. He was awarded several citations for departmental accomplishments and for bravery in the line of duty. After retirement he formed a non profit fraternal organization for law enforcement and served as President of Pa Law Enforcement Officers Association which operated an indoor gun range and fitness center for it's members. He was an entrepreneur all of his adult life owning and operating several family run businesses ranging from trucking, vending machines, pest exterminating and more. He was a member and Treasurer of the American Legion Post 576 in Allentown and The VFW Post 7293 in Whitehall. Survivors: Wife, Mary Fritzinger of Whitehall, sons Alfred Jr and wife Tammy of Bethlehem, Douglas and wife Wanda of Treichlers, Todd of Danielsville and daughter Stacy of Whitehall. He was predeceased by son Kevin and daughter Tracy. He is also survived by sisters Shirley Gerny of West Palm Beach Fl, Sandra Valent of Coplay, Linda Bobenko of Ruchsville and brother David Fritzinger of Neffs. He was predeceased by brothers Nevin, Ralph, and James Fritzinger and sister Lana Hartman. Additional survivors are grandsons Adam, Douglas II, Dillon, and Shawn Fritzinger, granddaughters Jacqueline German, Kristina Fritzinger, Zancheska Fritzinger; great grandson Caleb German, great granddaughters Giana German and Isabella Fritzinger. Services: Private. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall is honored to handle his arrangements.

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Published in Morning Call on Apr. 13, 2014
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