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Francis "Fritz" Keder

Francis "Fritz" Keder suddenly passed away on April 6.  Fritz was a lifelong West Pittston resident, an avid Penn State fan, and a kind and generous soul. He attended West Pittston schools, worked at a variety of factories throughout West Pittston during his life, retiring from West Pittston Sanitation Department after 20 years.


His disabilities never kept him down. You would often see him walking to church every day, visiting his favorite restaurant (Nardones), or savoring an occasional rum and coke at Cheers where, indeed, everybody knew his name.  There were even times when he was at his sister's house in Ohio for the holidays, she would get a call from a friend in WP wondering if Fritz was OK because they hadn't seen him for awhile.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Jule Keder, and his sister Kathy Pitcavage.  He leaves behind his sister Barbara Pumplun (Dennis), brother-in-law Michael Pitcavage and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

A special thanks goes out to his care giver, Jane Roche, who was an enormous help in caring for Fritz.  He tested her patience at times, but she hung in there and saw that his needs were met.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 9am-10am in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Pittston.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are asked to be sent to the West Pittston Library or to the Social Concerns Committee of Corpus Christi Parish. 


Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston.


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coach55
Apr 12

I was so sorry to hear of Fritz’s passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood ‘above the tracks’. I remember his dad taking us to a football game at West Point. Memories of a lifetime. RIP

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wpgoldy
wpgoldy
Apr 09

Very sorry to read this, Fritz was a great guy who truly loved West Pittston and everyone he met became a friend. No one can ever have a bad word to say about Fritz, a class act! Rest in peace my friend!

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Joseph Gentile
Joseph Gentile
Apr 09

Knew Fritz all my life. Great guy and I enjoyed being around him. Was always in awe of how he walked to the Pittston YMCA from his home on the top of Luzerne Avenue. My condolences to his family.

Joe Gentile

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