Emilie L. Fritz | Obituary
Montoursville, Pennsylvania – Emilie L. Fritz, 74, of Montoursville went to join her lord on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
Born March 21, 1948 in Philipsburg, she was the daughter of the late John W. and the late Marie (Hussiere) Holt. Emilie graduated in 1966 from Philipsburg-Osceola High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She earned a nursing degree from the Williamsport School of Nursing in 1969.
She and her late husband later moved to Keene, New Hampshire, where she was instrumental in establishing the psychiatric ward at Cheshire Hospital and worked there as a nurse. After several years, she quit working to raise her family. Emilie took great pleasure in being the stay-at-home mother of her two children when they were young. She then returned to work as an education associate, working in the culinary program of the vocational department at Keene High School.
Emilie and Elmer E. Fritz were married on September 30, 1995, and together they shared 27 years of marriage, living committed to each other and to the Lord. Shortly after the wedding, Emilie and Elmer moved back to the Williamsport area. Emilie attended school to become a cosmetologist, then worked at Hillside Assisted Living as an esthetician. She was then employed as a receptionist at Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice for nine years, retiring in 2013.
Emilie was a devoted follower of Christ and a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Montoursville, where she taught the ladies’ Sunday school class, led the men’s choir, and played the piano and organ. She enjoyed reading, knitting, camping, cooking, and watching sports. Emilie enjoyed spending time with her family. One of her greatest joys was being a grandmother.
Emilie will be remembered as someone of tremendous faith who loved and served God. His cheerful spirit and contagious laughter were his trademark, even in difficult times.
In addition to her husband, Elmer E. Fritz, two children survived, Timothy B. Shaw (Lauren) of Abington, Pennsylvania, and Amy K. Steckel (Kurt) of Northumberland, Pennsylvania; two stepchildren, Rebecca A. Young (Dennis) of Spring Branch, Texas, and Peter J. Fritz of Mesa, Arizona; 6 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jonathan, Finn, Evie, Ori and Arden; and his siblings, John Holt of Williamsport, Thomas Holt (Fran) of New Berlin and Ellen Moon (Richard) of Williamsport.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A memorial service to honor Emilie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 26 at Montoursville’s First Christian Church, 5329 Lycoming Mall Dr., Montoursville. The family will receive friends after the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
Online condolences can be submitted on Emilie’s memorial page at www.SandersMortuary.com.
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