Former Philadelphia resident Edward “Ed” A. Fritzsche, 80, passed away on May 21, 2021 at Saint Francis Hospital after a brief illness. Ed was born on June 29, 1940 to Rowland and Beatrice M Worthey. He was a proud seaman and served In the Navy for six years overseas. Ed worked as a tool production planner at the Budd Co and Boeing Helicopters and volunteered many years for Meals on Wheels. He was also an avid lover of dogs and enjoyed “treasure hunting.”
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara and Rosemary; and brother, Bill. He is survived by his brother, Robert (Bobbi); four children, Daniel, Edward (Kathy), Maria and Carol Ann (Mike); five grandchildren, Anthony, Gia, Gage, Melissa, and Benjamin; and one great grandson, Sebastian.
A memorial service will be held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery (2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Delaware, 19701) on June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Thank you to all of his friends and caretakers who looked after Ed and his family during his illness.