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Lawrence J. Fritz Jr.


1929 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Lawrence J. "Bug Juice" Fritz, age 81, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Alamogordo. He was born May 5, 1929, in Alamogordo to George and Lula Mae (James) Fritz.
The Fritz family moved to Alamogordo where he received his education in the Alamogordo Public School system. He played with the Alamogordo Black Socks baseball team in 1947.
He joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1952. He received the Army of Occupation Medal, Japan. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lula Mae; brothers George (Sam) Fritz Jr., Delano Blanks and William Blanks; and his sister Marie Loud.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his brothers Bobby Fritz, of Alamogordo, and Ernest Fritz, of Lompoc, Calif.; one sister, Beatrice Everage, of Albuquerque; and a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Daniel Everage officiating.
Pallbearers will be Bobby J. Fritz II, Howard Fritz, David Loud, Gerald Payton, Floyd Powell and Warner Coleman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nathaniel Adams, Nathaniel Meyers, Granville Roberts, Sylvester Mattox, Archie Bouie and John Whitehead.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at the funeral home.
The Fritz family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 28 to May 28, 2011
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