Alamogordo – Bobby Joe Fritz, Sr., 89, a indigenous of Alamogordo handed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 peacefully at his residence. He was on born January 15, 1932 in Alamogordo, New Mexico to George and Lula Mae (James) Fritz.
Bobby’s father and grandmother moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico from Louisiana. Growing up, Bobby was usually a nicely-rounded athlete owning participated in a large assortment of sports. He excelled in monitor, baseball, basketball, and football. His desire in baseball led him to perform for the Alamogordo Black Sox successful the Otero County Baseball League title in 1947.
He attended the Delaware School for “Negro” children in Alamogordo, now regarded as Corinth Baptist Church. The Delaware School did not present university sports. An executive get and a teen who just wished to play soccer resulted in the integration of the Alamogordo Public Colleges. Bobby was granted a transfer to the Alamogordo Superior University in 1949, remaining the very first African American student at the superior university. He lettered in football, monitor, and baseball. He graduated from Alamogordo Significant School in 1951.
Becoming Alamogordo Large School’s star athlete, he signed up for education with the Cleveland Indians in 1952. He observed 3 times of perform in the Dallas trials. He was acknowledged at the shortstop placement and signed a deal for teaching. Bobby’s commencing salary would have been $150.00 for each month, with a vast-open potential.
Bobby Joe was drafted into the United States Maritime Corps in May possibly 1952 in San Diego, California. Soon after standard coaching, he was assigned duty at Camp Lejune, North Carolina with the Second Marines, an infantry regiment of the Second Maritime Division. Personal 1st Class Fritz concluded the system given at the Engineering Faculty Battalion that was recommended by the Commandant of the Maritime Corps for Engineer of Products Mechanics.
He returned to Alamogordo subsequent his Marine Corps Navy enlistment. He appreciated staying an Otero County umpire for boys’ baseball and girls’ softball online games for many many years. Bobby retired from a prolonged profession from the Civil Engineering Squadron at Holloman Air Pressure Foundation, New Mexico in 1991.
Bobby achieved the really like of his existence, Thereatha Lillian Adams Fritz, and was united in Holy Matrimony on November 26, 1965. The Lord blessed them with two pretty kids, Bobby Joe Jr., and Thereatha Alicia. Immediately after thirty-5 many years of relationship, his beloved wife handed away on December 13, 2000.
He was preceded in loss of life by his moms and dads, George and Lula Mae Fritz his wife, Thereatha Fritz sons, Bobby Joe Fritz, Jr., Donald Bolin brothers, George Fritz, Jr., Delano Blanks, William Blanks, Ernest Fritz, Lawrence Fritz sister, Marie Loud.
Bobby Joe leaves to cherish his fond reminiscences: his daughter, Thereatha Alicia Fritz of Alamogordo, NM son, Lary Bolin (Geanell) of Beaumont, TX one sister, Beatrice Everage of Albuquerque, NM and a host of nephews and nieces, and other relations and good friends.
The funeral solutions for Bobby Joe Fritz, Sr. will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Alamogordo Funeral Dwelling with Pastor Willard L. Avery of New Zion Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Monte Vista Cemetery
The Fritz’s loved ones has entrusted their liked one particular to the treatment of Alamogordo Funeral Home to immediate the funeral providers.
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Posted by Alamogordo Everyday News from Jun. 29 to Jun. 30, 2021.