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JoAnn Fritz
Ludwick Funeral Homes
333 Greenwich Street
Kutztown, PA
JoAnn Fritz JoAnn B. (Barto) Fritz, 91, of Kutztown, loving wife and mother, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in her home. She was the widow of Edwin R. Fritz, who died January 4, 2006. Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Linwood M., and Lillian M. (Kline) Barto. A life-long member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, Kutztown, JoAnn was a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Altar and Prayer Committees, and she helped to form the Christian Board of Education. JoAnn was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, Class of 1947, and attended Kutztown University. JoAnn owned and operated Designs by JoAnn, a craft business for many years. Prior, she was employed by Pomeroy’s Department Stores as an interior and window display decorator. She also did interior and window display locally for the former Mark Stump Clothier and the former Country Girl clothing stores in Kutztown. JoAnn was a former member of the Kutztown Woman’s Club, having served as chairperson of many committees and as a club officer. She was also a past member of the Reading Hospital Auxiliary. JoAnn is survived by her children: Lynn J. (Fritz), wife of Jeffrey S. Mosser, Denver, Lancaster County; Gary K., husband of Patricia A. (Steltz) Fritz, Bowers; and Stacy L. Fritz Davies, wife of Robert B. Davies, Jr., Ruscombmanor Township. Other survivors include two granddaughters: Katie L. Mosser, Mohnton; and Ashley A. (Mosser), wife of Joseph J. Dunn, Denver; a great grandson, Wesley S. Dunn. There is also a sister, Jean E. (Barto) widow of Willard J. Lantz, Louisville, KY. A funeral service to celebrate JoAnn’s life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s U.C.C. at 47 South Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Kim L. Adamson, officiating. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall within the church. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, is private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the memorial fund of St. Paul’s U.C.C., 47 South Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA 19530. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at
Published by Reading Eagle from May 13 to May 14, 2021.
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Calling hours
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Paul’s U.C.C. Fellowship Hall
47 South Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA
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St. Paul’s U.C.C.
47 South Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA
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She was my Aunt. She was great woman and helped me alot when I was growing up . Between my mother and Auntie Jo , I learned how to sow, cook, do arts and crafts and shape my eyebrows correctly.
I am going to miss her and look back on our families great times together.
Pamela Diehl
May 25, 2021
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