Frank Fritz, 86, of Mountain Home, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his home with loved ones by his side.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at American Legion Post #26. Cremation is under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Frank was born in Schenectady, New York, on Nov. 16, 1931 to the late Valeria and Robert Fritz. He grew up in Amsterdam, New York, the eighth child in a loving family of nine.
Frank married Margaret Peggy Mitchell on July 3, 1954, and together they traveled the world while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married for 50 years at her passing in 2004.
He truly loved Idaho and enjoyed all that it had to offer. Especially hiking, camping and fly fishing.
Together, with his friend Stan Lazarowski in 1982, they started the card game “Up Your Giggy” at the Sunset Bar, which the tournament is still being played once a year. Twice a month he traveled with his friend Tony Davis to Jackpot for a day of fun. Frank was also an avid wine maker and connoisseur.
Frank proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years as a photo interpreter tech. He also was a Vietnam Veteran, also serving in Kansas, Nebraska, Germany and Mountain Home. Retiring as a Master Sergeant. He was a proud member, for many years, in the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post #26.
Frank is survived by his brother Rudy Fritz, of Newark, New York, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind Kim Salsberry his close and devoted companion and many many of his friends which he shared many great times.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Peggy Fritz, his sisters Adelene Riccio, Felicia Knack, Betty Mayn, Wanda Brach, and his brothers Joseph, Chester, and Robert Fritz.
Frank’s family would like to thank St. Luke's Elmore Hospital’s nursing staff and Dr. Lazarte for the excellent care and support he was given. They would also like to thank Treasure Valley Hospice for the care and support they gave to Frank and his family. We would also like to thank his dear friends Stan and Sue Lazarowski, Tony Davis, Jim Rogers, and Yong Cha for their support and love.
Donations may be made to the American Legion Post #26, P.O. Box 126, Mtn Home, Id 83647 or Treasure Valley Hospice, 1000 North 3rd East, Mtn Home, Id 83647.