Environmental steward who saw the good in others
was a 1969 graduate of NRHS

Published in the August 31, 2017 edition

OBIT_John-H.-Fritsch_webMILFORD, N.H. — John H. Fritsch, 66, of Milford, N.H., formerly of Salisbury and North Reading, died at his home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Born in New York City, New York on March 7, 1951, he was a graduate of North Reading High School, Class of 1969, North Shore Community College and Southern Maine Technical Institute.
John worked for over 30 years for Veolia North America, managing wastewater, Superfund groundwater remediation and drinking water facilities.
John’s sense of humor was quite unique and entertaining. He always saw the good in people and was a true gentleman. His love of family and friends made him so special and his love of animals was heartwarming. He loved fishing, the outdoors, hiking, gardening, traveling with his wife Eileen and his love for his dog.
He has been a resident of Milford, N.H. for the past 30 years. He was a member of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Association on the Education Community. John was a true steward to the environment.
Family members include his loving wife of 29 years, Eileen M. (Fournier) Fritsch; his mother, Eleanor (Billharz) Fritsch of North Reading and his late father John G. Fritsch; his stepson, Sean E. O’Brien of Milford, N.H., and stepdaughter, Robyn Smith and her husband Bob of Exeter, N.H.; his grandchildren, Emma O’Brien of North Carolina and Ryan Martin of Salisbury; his brother, Mike Fritsch and his companion Laura McLaughlin of North Reading, and his late sister, Martha E. Fritsch; nieces, Madison and Mikayla Fritsch and Stacy Fournier; his nephew, Dana Fritsch and his wife Lindsay and their daughter, Haylie Fritsch.
His funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Rte. 62), North Reading on Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Friday, September 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-1800 or to St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, N.H., 03060. www.croswellfuneralhome.com