August “Chris” Fritschmann, III, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. He was the son of the late August Christian Fritschmann, II and Marjorie Fritschmann.
Chris served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired from the Norfolk Fire Department after 27 ½ years of service. Chris was the owner of Decorative Service and also worked for the Altmeyer Funeral Home. Chris retired at the age of 82. He was a member of the Church of the Ascension Catholic Church in Virginia Beach; Knights of Columbus, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Council 12117, former member of Lynnhaven Masonic Lodge #220 AF & AM and the Khedive Temple where he was a member of the Legion of Honor and the Khedive Highlanders as a bagpiper.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Audrey Fritschmann; and a brother, Harry Fritschmann and his wife June of Chesapeake; sister-in-law, Linda Patterson of Suffolk; niece, Leona Rickerson and he husband Aaron of Suffolk; great nephew, Wyatt and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Valentine Ripley and his Beloved Cats, Bonnie and Clyde.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM Friday, March 6, 2015 followed by a Memorial Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach with inurnment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Ascension Social Ministry.
“His Generous Heart and Willing Hands Will Live Forever in Our Memories”
Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach is in care of the arrangements.
Condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com