Dr. Bryan Jeffrey Fritz, 33 of New Orleans, LA formerly of Follansbee, WV passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at his home.
He was born on January 16, 1979 in Steubenville, OH a son of Edward and Cecilia (McDevitt) Fritz of Follansbee, WV.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Patrick and Julia Stella (Kolcun) McDevitt and his paternal grandparents, Albert and Stephanie (Nizankiewhicz) Fritz, and his cousin Shawn Fritz in 1996.
Bryan graduated from Brooke High School in 1997 and went on to graduate Cum Laude from Colgate University in 2001 with a degree in Chemistry, and in 2005 he graduated from Tulane Medical School. He did his residency in Anesthesiology at U.P.M.C. in Pittsburgh, PA, and his Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Fritz was currently a Pediatric Anesthesiologist with the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
One of his many joys was to travel with his family and friends. On one of his trips he provided Children’s surgery’s in Guatemala on children with Cleft Palates.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his loving wife whom he married on June 9, 2012, Samantha (Daniels) Fritz at home. His mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carol and Bill McDaniel of Florence, SC and Ron and Sandy Daniels of Elkins, WV, two brothers-in-law, Sterling (Stacey) Daniels and Craig (Lexi) McDaniel, three sisters-in-law, Natasha Daniels, Jaime McDaniel, and Amy Current, his aunts and uncles, Julie Ann (William) Nelson, John Patrick McDevitt, Jr., Thomas (Sharon) McDevitt, Ted (Barbara) Fritz, Marsha (Richard) Simonetti, and Caroline Westfall along with many loving cousins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 17th from 3-7 P.M. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 1017 Jefferson St. Follansbee, WV with Rev. Fr. Pete Giannamore, as celebrant. Vigil services will be held on Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Follansbee, WV. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Brooke High School Cross Country Team and they may be sent to Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV 26037.
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