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April 16, 2014

Herbert J. Fritsch

The Daily Star

---- — Herbert J. Fritsch

ONEONTA — Herbert J. Fritsch passed away at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014, with his wife by his side.

Herbert was born May 17, 1948, the son of Herbert J. Fritsch Sr. and Aleata (Hilton) Fritsch.

Herbert proudly served in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1978.

Herb worked as a self-employed printed circuit board designer for many major companies in various states.

Herbert is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sandie Sapienza Fritsch; daughters, Aleata (Matt) Ruland of Elmira, Eva Bailey of Corning, and Erica Shields of Oldsmar, Fla.; his grandchildren, Alyssa Ruland and Jordan Bailey; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cliff and Grace Barker.

A time of sharing, fellowship and refreshment will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Peaceful Flats Clubhouse on Community Drive in Oneonta.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in loving memory of Herbert to the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

The Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home in Oneonta is assisting the family.