Dewey D. Fritzman, 76, of Fort Valley, left this life to begin his new life. He died at his home with his wife, his children and caregivers by his side.
Dewey was born on July 8, 1944 at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Dewey H. Fritzman and Anna Laura Swaney Fritzman.
He was a retired Washington, DC fire fighter and was a member of the Firefighters Association, a real brotherhood. He had a second career in excavating before he built his log house in Fort Valley. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who liked to have an adventure on the bay and enjoyed taking trips in his motor home. Dewey also enjoyed going to Charlestown to play the flaming sevens and all the crab legs you could eat. He played bluegrass, country, and fifty's music on the guitar and was always ready to sing to his grandchildren. Dewey was affiliated with First Baptist Church, Woodstock through his wife.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Fritzman.
Dewey is survived by his loving wife of forty-five years Eva Jane (Janie) Beltrami; two sons, John M. Bixler (Cindi) of Berryville and Michael D. Fritzman of Inwood, West Virginia; two daughters, Juanita Fritzman of Spotsylvania and Sylvia Bixler Barb (Thomas) of Maurertown; three sisters, Elizabeth Chipps, Loretta Fritzman, and Joyce Clark; grandchildren, Daniel and Bryan Leake, Hailey and Mason Fritzman, Jacob and Jesse Bixler, Heather Choi and Kayla Conners; Godson, Michael Pyle and special nieces and nephews and caregivers, Chrissy and Anthony Trich; furry companions, Joy Joy (Yorkie) and Kitty, his huge calico cat.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10 to 11:00 AM at Valley Funeral Service, with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM with Pastor Daryl George officiating. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
, in order to fight his terrible disease.
Arrangements are in the care of Heishman Funeral Service, Inc. and Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowman's Crossing.