Garry Edward Fritsch
Garry was born June 12, 1942, in Cincinnati to Edward R. and Elvera (Eiserman) Fritsch. He attended Norwood High School where he played football and was a member of the Spanish Club and Sigma Alpha Tau. He graduated during 1960.
Garry worked as a driver/salesman for the Coca-Cola Company from 1960 to 1966 and for Schoenling Brewing Company from 1966 to 1967.
Garry joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on November 19, 1967. He was promoted to Patrolman on February 25, 1968, and assigned to District 5. Exactly five years later, he transferred to District 1, where he spent the next 22 years. Police Officer Fritsch retired out of the District 1 Investigative Unit on April 8, 1995, with 27 years of service and 27 letters of appreciation and/or commendation, including three from Police Chiefs. Officer Fritsch was diagnosed in 2019, with bladder cancer. After a ten month battle, he passed away on April 8, 2020, exactly 25 years after his retirement, at the age of 77.
Garry loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Summer boating trips to lake Cumberland have left them with many good memories. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. Garry never knew a stranger; his easy going nature, magnetic personality and humor will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Linda L. (White) Fritsch, less than a year ago, along with a sister, Jan Koenig. He is survived by his children, Lisa Fritsch and Toni Sarbach, and grandchildren, Baylee Sarbach, and Cole Sarbach.
Garry’s family is planning a public memorial, tentatively set for mid June. A private family service will be held at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Garry will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations can be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum at https://police-museum.org/donations/. Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.