Passing of Mary (Pillage) Fritz
It is with extreme sadness that we report of the passing of Mary (Pillage) Fritz on March 5, 2015.
Here is the notice as published in the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat:
"FRITZ – Mary E., 53, Richland, passed peacefully with her family by her side March 5, 2015, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1961, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Ralph and Patricia (O’Connor) Pillage. Survived by husband of 35 years, William T. Fritz, M.D.; children, Kristine; Andrea, and husband, Devin McDermott; Mark; and Kaitlin; and granddaughter, Brielle McDermott. Sister of Thomas, William, Paul and Lynda Pillage. A 1987 graduate with honors in accounting from Drexel University. Member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. She received her post graduate teaching certificate in elementary education from Drexel. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, where she taught and volunteered at the school. She was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother who enriched and encouraged those around her. Mary’s kind and generous spirit shined all year but especially sparkled during Christmastime. She loved to travel and hike the world alongside her husband. With grace and dignity, she conquered her cancer battle with faith over fear. Though her years were short, she truly lived life to the fullest and counted her blessings. She left a legacy that will live on forever. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Family suggests donations to St. Benedict School in memory of Mary."