William Joseph Fritz

February 4, 1950April 28, 2012

Fritz, William J "Bill", of Louisville, died in a motorcycle accident on April 28, 2012. He loved his Harleys. He was retired from Boilermakers Union 453. Proceeded in death by his parents, Howard R. and Mildred R. "Millie" Fritz. Surived by sister, Vivian; brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Linda Fritz. He was a good friend to all and never met a stranger. He was generous to family and friends with his labor and love. Rememberance to special friends, Wally and Judy Viles and Aunt Dorothy Miller. Family will recieve friends at Berry Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabities Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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May 11, 2012

always my friend and pal

Steve Keyser

May 9, 2012

I was glad to spend time with Bill last year while we were campus touring and stopped in to see UT. He was gracious and generous offering any help and a refuge for Abigail if she decided to attend. a 'safe place" . His mom passed the night before and he still found time to meet with an old classmate. He grew up to be a fine man, funny, full of life experiences to share. His passing was a shock. Stan and Vivian, my deepest sympathies. To all who knew jim as a friend, he was generous man and I am sure will be missed and remembered with great fondness and respect.

Larry Viles

May 7, 2012

Bill, drive a nail in the change shack for me. We'll see you when we get there.

Wally & Judy Viles

May 7, 2012

We both have an empty feeling in our hearts and you will dearly be missed. Thanks to God we were blessed over the years with lots of fond memories of all our good times together. You were really the best friend anyone could have or ever want. I know you have that sneaky smile on your face as you are looking down on us and laughing! We know you are in a much better place than us right now! Just be that special angel with the rest of our loved ones and watch over us. We will make sure we take care of Vivian (probably not as good as you tho!) You were always a great caretaker and you have done your part. We both will do our best to make you happy. We miss that smile on your face and you will always be in our spirit and hearts. We love and miss you Bill Fritz. Our condolences go out to all of Bill's family, friends, and loved ones.

Barbara McCann

May 5, 2012

Oh my God Vivian, I can't believe this. I just clicked on his page to see if you were his friend so i could add you as my friend and saw this. I am so sorry for your loss. This has been such a bad year for you. email me or add me to Facebook. i always loved you and all your family. when we were growing up, your house was my second home. love to you Barbara McCann

Greg Wilson

May 3, 2012

Fritz! it's way to soon. I still crack up thinking off you and some of the good times we had back in the day. You have always been what I consider a friend. We will see you soon my friend.

Scott and Su Bell

May 3, 2012

This was way to soon my friend. There were so many miles for you to ride. You were a good friend to so many and will be missed by us all.

May 2, 2012

Please except my sympathy. Brother Boilermaker, Mike Collins

Karen Page

May 2, 2012

Bill was the best friend that anyone could ever have. He could always put a smile on your face when you're feeling down. I am very blessed to have had my dear friend Bill in my life. He will be sadly missed.

Bonny Raketic

May 2, 2012

The world is a sadder place without Fritz. Although the years have flown by and it seems like ages since we were last together, only great memories come to mind. With Fritz there was always laughter. My deepest sympathies to Fritz's family & beloved friends for their loss. Fritz, your memory will be eternal and I pray that you may rest in peace.