William E. Fries Jr., 77, of Kittanning, died on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 5, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, son of the late William E. and Emma (Futcher) Fries. Bill worked at Pulman Standard and Asbury Graphite. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He belonged to the Kittanning Eagles. Bill loved to go fishing in the cove and hunting deer.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Allene (Crissman) Fries; son, Donald Fries and wife, Sonia; daughter, Julie Baker; grandchildren, Amanda Rice, Steffanie Stolitza, Buddy Baker, Emily Fries, and Tyler Fries; great-grandchildren, Madison Stolitza, Kenzi Rice, Piper Stolitza, Taylor Rice, Bryanna Rice, and Alaina Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Phoebe Mateer.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 N. Grant Ave., Kittanning, PA. Additional visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Grimm officiating. Interment will be in Mateer Cemetery.
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