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Robert R. Friz Jr., 55, husband of Wanda (Weller) Friz of Boyertown, passed away on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Delilah A. (Hetrick) Friz and the late Robert R. Friz Sr.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, Bob is survived by, a son Jason R. Friz, husband of Jennifer L., of Gilbertsville; daughters Angela K. Friz of Boyertown and Kelly J. Black, wife of Cory A., of Barto; sister Norma Jean (Friz) Bogulski, wife of Peter, of Derby, NY and grandchildren Alina R. and Camryn G. Friz.

Bob was a 1972 graduate of Boyertown High School and a long time employee of East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons, PA. An avid musician, Bob played the drums with numerous bands over the years. 

A member of Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church in Bechtelsville for 32 years, Bob he was involved in the Music Ministry, Praise Group, Alpha Ministry, and Youth Ministry. He was a member of the NRA, Earl Twp. Fire Company and Gabelsville Athletic Association.  Bob was a former deputy game warden, as well as a volunteer fire fighter and fire police.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville with Pastor John Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.

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