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Thomas E. Fritch

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Thomas Edward Fritch

84, Indianapolis, passed away on Feb. 16, 2014 in Carmel, Indiana. He was born on Feb. 28, 1929 to the late Hugo and Pauline Fritch in Jasper, Indiana. He attended Indiana University (Kappa Delta Rho), and later graduated from Butler University.

He retired from GMAC after 30 years, and became the icon of Greek Tonys Pizza (Carmel, IN) "Greek Tony" himself. He served in the 931st Tactical Airlift Group, Bakalar Air Force Base, home of the 434th Tactical Airlift Wing. Major Fritch was named "Outstanding Officer of The Year" August 12th 1968. He was Active in Bedford Theater "little Indians", Mud Creek Players, Antelope Club, Indianapolis Hiking Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion. He completed sailing school on April 6, 1973. He was an Eagle Scout, certified diver, and loved to swim, ski, cook, bird watch, read, watch hockey, hike, travel, loved his dog, and most of all joke and kid around with family, friends and spend time with his kids and grandkids, and be a devoted dad and grandpa for his son, Matt Fritch; daughter-in-law, Shannon; daughter, Nicole; son-in-law, Clarence; grandkids, Gavin, Madison, Pete, Gabe, Luke, and Noah.

Family wants to thank his dear friends, Karey, Peter, Hugh, Sally, Kimmy, Stephanie, Sara and the crew at Greek Tonys Pizza, Dr. Freudenthal, Dr. Gropp, Dr. Bobos, and their staff at Carmel St. V, Britney and her staff at Kindred Transitional Care And Rehab, Tim and Staff at Wellbrooke, and his dear friends who all visited, called and asked about him.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb 24th in Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive Carmel, IN 46032, with calling one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Those who wish to express condolences to the family or sign the guest registry may do so by visiting: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 22, 2014
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