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Longtime St. Bede priest and teacher dies

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2014

A longtime teacher and principal at St. Bede Academy has died.

Reverend Henry Fritz died Sunday after suffering a severe stroke days before. After graduating from St. Bede, Fritz was ordained a priest in 1952 started teaching civics along with being a guidance counselor at his alma mater. He eventually became the academy’s principal and retired to the abbey in 2012.

Service details can be heard during Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO’s In Memoriam.

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