Saratoga Springs – Wayne “Fritz” Burton Fridley, Sr, born on March 1, 1925 in Seneca Falls, NY. He was known for his kind spirit, giving nature and love for family and friends. He enjoyed doing for others through volunteering, and brightening the days of anyone he met with his optimism, humor, and caring nature. He was the quintessential gentleman.
He joined the Navy at 18 as an aviation electrician, and served until 1946. Ironically, he died on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2015.
Fritz was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Emily (Williams), son Wayne Jr and grandson Brian. He is survived by his three daughters Kathleen (Don), Diane (Charles) and Cynthia (Steven), daughter-in-law Mary, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may call from 10am until noon on Saturday, November 14 at the William J. Burke & Sons / Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Funeral services will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Wayne’s name to the Wesley Foundation, 133 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Online remembrances can be made at burkefuneralhome.com.