Mary E. (Zehner) Fritz

January 14, 1944 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 76)


Mary E. Fritz, 76 of Andreas, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Larry Fritz, who passed away on April 23, 2019. Prior to retiring, she was a lifelong self-employed beautician and previously owned and operated with her daughter, Chris B’s Floral Creations. Born in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Mary (Benderick) Zehner. She was a member of Ben Salem UCC, Lehighton. Mary loved four wheeling, gardening, camping, and spending time in the outdoors. She also enjoyed baking and cooking. Family was important to her; she supported her children in various ways having served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and 4-H Leader. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Surviving are a son, Scott Fritz, and his wife, Shannon, of West Penn Township; daughter, Christine, wife of Jerry Schilling, of Andreas; four grandchildren, Chelsey and Taylor Fritz, and Trevor and Cameron Schilling; sister-in-law, Marie Zehner, of New Ringgold; her canine companion, Daisy; nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 10:30am Thursday, December 10, at Ben Salem Church Cemetery, Lehighton, with Rev. Cliff Herring officiating. Contributions may be made to Horses and Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, 375 Zions Stone Church Rd., New Ringgold, PA 17960, or Ben Salem UCC, PO Box 128, Andreas, PA 18211. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at


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Graveside Service
December 10, 2020

10:30 AM
Ben Salem United Church of Christ
1965 Church Hill Road
Lehighton, PA 18235

Private Visitation


Ben Salem UCC
PO 128, Andreas PA 18211
Tel: 5703863870

Horses And Horizons Therapeutic Learning Centing
375 Zions Stone Church Road, New Ringgold PA 17960
Tel: 1-570-386-5679

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