EAST LIVERPOOL - Fritz V. Birkhimer Sr., 61, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home on Shadylane Drive, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool on April 7, 1952, a son of the late James E. and Virginia Green Birkhimer.
Fritz was retired from the Crescent Brick Company, in New Cumberland, where he had worked in the mine. He was a ham radio enthusiast and was a licensed examiner.
Surviving him at home is his wife, Angela Bragg Birkhimer, whom he married on June 23, 1969.
Fritz also leaves behind his two sons: Fritz V. Birkhimer Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Cortland, Ohio, and Erik J. Birkhimer and his wife, Jennifer, of East Liverpool.
There are 12 grandchildren: Ashley Cowan (Dustin); Brandon Clark; Kirk Birkhimer; Samantha Birkhimer; Amber Birkhimer; Kaylynn Birkhimer; Dustin Birkhimer; Devon Rice; Erik Birkhimer Jr.; Fritz Birkhimer III; James Birkhimer; and Zak Birkhimer. One great-grandchild also survives: Bently Birkhimer.
He is also survived by his sister, Vicki Vallor of Guilford Lake.
Fritz was preceded in death by a brother, James Birkhimer.
Services will be held at the Dawson Funeral Home at noon Wednesday. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, where the family will be present from 10 a.m. to noon.
View Fritz's memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com