Fritz Wade Wirt
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Fritz Wade Wirt

Fritz Wade Wirt, a newspaperman virtually all his life, died January 6, 2021 in Montgomery, Texas. He was 85. A former newspaper reporter, editor, publisher and journalism educator, he worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. While working in the private sector, he taught journalism classes part-time at various universities in Tennessee, Oklahoma and Texas.

Fritz was the Managing Editor of the The El Paso Times from 1971-1979. In 2006, Fritz was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and the Midwest City High School Wall of Fame in Midwest, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen, his daughter Tobey (Richard) Scott of Big Lake, Texas

A memorial service will be held in Stillwater, Oklahoma at a later date.

Contributions in Fritz's memory can be made to the Wirt Family Scholarship for Agricultural Communications at the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership of Oklahoma State University, 136 Agricultural Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. Contributions can also be made to the Stillwater Bible Church at 7617 W. Sixth Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Fritz Wade Wirt, un periodista prácticamente toda su vida, murió el 6 de enero de 2021 en Montgomery, Texas. Tenía 85 años. Fue reportero, editor, editor comercial y educador de periodismo. Trabajó en varios periódicos en Oklahoma, Tennessee y Texas. Mientras trabajaba en el sector privado, impartía clases de periodismo a tiempo parcial en varios universidades en Tennessee, Oklahoma y Texas. Fritz fue el editor gerente de The El Paso Times de 1971 a 1979. En el 2006, Fritz fue incluido en el Salón de la Fama del Periodismo de Oklahoma y en el Muro de la Fama de la Escuela Secundaria Midwest City en Midwest, en Oklahoma. Le sobrevive su esposa durante 33 años, Karen, su hija Tobey (Richard) Scott de Big Lake, Texas. El servicio conmemorativo se llevará a cabo en Stillwater, Oklahoma en una fecha posterior. Se pueden hacer contribuciones en la memoria de Fritz a la Beca de la Familia Wirt para Comunicaciones Agrícolas en el Departamento de Educación Agrícola, Comunicaciones y Liderazgo de la Universidad Estatal de Oklahoma, en el 136 Agricultural Hall, Universidad Estatal de Oklahoma, Stillwater, OK 74078. También se pueden hacer contribuciones a la Iglesia Bíblica Stillwater en el 7617 W. Sixth Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074.

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Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2021.
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