Fritts Lewis Biesecker
1938 - 2018
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Fritts, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home in Charlotte after a courageous eight-year battle with colon cancer.

Born on August 2, 1938 in Lexington, NC, Fritts was a son of the late Fred Franklin Biesecker and Mary Elizabeth (Tesh) Biesecker. He attended Welcome Middle School, North Davidson High School and Wake Forest College (now University). After graduating from Wake Forest in 1960, he began his accounting career with Peat Marwick Mitchell. In September 1961 he entered military service and was honorably discharged in September 1963, having reached the rank of Specialist Fourth Class in the Officers Pay Section. At that point, Fritts returned to Peat Marwick Mitchell, where he worked until June 1980, when he left to become the tax director at J. A. Jones Construction Company. In July 1981 Fritts started a private CPA practice, which he maintained until 2017.

Fritts earned his CPA Certificate in June 1964 and was a member of the NC Association of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs. An avid supporter of Wake Forest University Athletics, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, serving on the Theta Tau Alumni Association as president, secretary or treasurer from 2004 until 2017. Fritts also completed terms as treasurer and chairperson of the House of Mercy Board of Directors.

Survivors include his spouse, John Krolewski; and his sister, Emma Ruth Parker of Greensboro; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Thomas Biesecker, Jack Biesecker, Robert Biesecker and Steve Biesecker and sister Elizabeth Ann Biesecker.

A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3rd at Harry & Bryant's Chapel in the Oaks, 500 Providence Road followed by a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4th at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Lexington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Fritts L. Biesecker and John F. Krolewski Athletic Scholarship Fund at Wake Forest University, c/o Deacon Club, 499 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 or Christ United Church of Christ, 4 Price Road, Lexington, NC 27292.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 30, 2018.
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March 24, 2019
Fritts, I think of you often, especially in the Spring when the Hostas you gave me emerge.Your garden was beautiful and a spiritual place. I am sure you sit out there often, John
Remus Turner
March 23, 2019
I miss Fritts so very much he was like my brother to me even tho he was my first cousin. We talked on the telephone every night we grew up together as we only lived a few hundred feet apart when we were growing up.. We were very close and he is missed by so many people. It does not seem that it can be a year now that he has been gone. Fritts was kind generous person to so many people. He was a man of his word and well respected. John, I am so sorry for the lost of Fritts and it breaks my heart that his is gone and I keep you in my prayers daily.
Jean Gooch
March 23, 2019
Lighting the candle for you my friend. Just last week I came across saved mementos you gave me when we worked on Fred's estate. How fast time goes, but so glad I have many fond memories of such a kind, loving, and generous man. You will continue to be missed.
Sue Hattersley
April 28, 2018
A class mate in years gone by. He continued as an alumnus to actively work with our fraternity. He will greatly be missed. those who know our ritual, he will never rest in the NORTH!
April 17, 2018
I am just seeing this and heartbroken that Fritts has passed. He was my favorite customer at the shop and has been comming since I was 3 years old. He use to tip me a dollar and I was three. It made my whole day. I remember always asking when he was visiting and he was so wonderful to my entire family. My parents thought the world of him. Hugs to you and please visit us to share your stories about the antique cars that my Dad and you both collect.
April 3, 2018
I always had admiration for Fritts. He was a fine person. I sincerely hope you are doing ok.
Ray Spratt
Ray Spratt
April 2, 2018
John, My heart is broken loosing Fritts. He was my dearest cousin and best friend I had. He fault cancer with the most courageous of anyone I know. He was a trooper and kind and generous person to many. He was a big supporter of Wake Forest
Jean Gooch
April 2, 2018
To John, Billy and I would like to offer our sincere condolences for your loss. Fritts was a great friend and counselor to us these many years. He will be sorely missed.
Don & Billy
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April 1, 2018
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Joanne Krolewski
April 1, 2018
Fritts was so much more than my accountant.We became friends over the 48 yearsof his invaluable counsel.Two words come to mind when I think of him : character and integrity. I am so sorry,John. Ret Turner
March 31, 2018
Fritts's light will always shine in the hearts of all who knew him. Our friendship goes back many years. Fritts was was a man with subtle humor, compassion and fun to be with. My life has been blessed by his friendship.
Calvin E. Hefner, FASID
March 30, 2018
On behalf of the entire Theta Tau chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Wake Forest, Fritts was an incredible man who was looked up to by generations of brothers. He will be sincerely missed, and his legacy will never be forgotten.

Lambda Chi Alpha WFU
March 30, 2018
John I am so very sorry for your loss of
Fritts .. A kind, generous, and compassionate man who was a southern gentleman with quirky sense of humor will always remain dear to me. Comfort and peace be with you in the difficult days ahead. Rest well my friend, you have finished the race with such dignity. Your friend, Sue
Sue Hattersley
March 30, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen and sustain you during this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing that God promises to bring sicknesses and death to an end very soon. Your dearly loved Fritts is safe in God's memory and he can bring him back to life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With sincerest condolences...
Sam J
March 30, 2018
It just doesn't seem right when someone you love that's wonderful, caring and loving leaves this earth. To the Friends and Family of your loved one you have my heartfelt condolences. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss.
T. Gaines
March 29, 2018
Fritts will be greatly missed.
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