March 13, 1949 - August 28, 2020
Waverly, New York
August 28, 2020
March 13, 1949
Waverly, New York
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 12 to 1 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Robert F. LaFritz, Sr., 71, of Waverly passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at home.
He was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick and Edith Stedge LaFritz; brothers, Ricky and Ronald LaFritz; son, Fredrick “Freddy” LaFritz; brother-in-law, Robert McCracken.
Robert is survived by his children, Kaylea Rae (Hunter Schrader) LaFritz of Waverly, Tammy (Jason Boockoff) Evans-Campfield of Waverly, and Robert LaFritz Jr of Rochester; siblings, Rodney (Connie) LaFritz of Redmond, WA, Nancy McCracken of Watertown, Richard (Glenna) LaFritz Sr of Waverly, Russell (Sue) LaFritz of Waverly, Hazel (Chuck) Sutton of Corning, Robin (Bernadette) LaFritz of Waverly, Ralph LaFritz of Waverly, and Ada Townsend of Waverly; grandchildren; Jessica, Evan, Jonny and Jonah; great grandchildren, Raelynn, Arlington, Levi, Zander, Eljah and Liliana Braden; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army who served two tours in Vietnam and received two purple hearts. Robert played baseball as a youth and loved collecting eagles. He worked for the Ingersoll Rand Foundry in Waverly and SCI in Owego for several years before working at Advance Auto, Autozone and NAPA for several years. He loved his grandchildren. He was a former member of the Moose in Waverly and loved his guns and dogs.
A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 12 to 1 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A funeral service to honor Robert’s life will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY where full military honors will be accorded at 1:00 PM. For those who are unable to attend the service, it will be Live Streamed on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:00 at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Robert’s family may visit our Facebook page or “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Ed Frisbie & David Collett
Thoughts and prayers to the LaFritz family.
From: Barbara Goodman
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family . Robert was a very special person. He always had something funny to say whenever I saw him. I am so sorry for your loss.
From: Tara Stedge and family
We will miss you so much you
We're a great guy
Love Tara and family
From: Dave and Carrie Vanhousen
So very sorry for your loss.
From: Delbert & shirley Stedge
sorry i could not be there to see you off to heaven, you will be greatly missed every time we went by your home you would always wave and say hi fly high my cousin,.from.....delbert and shirley stedge
From: Dave Owen
Prayers and condolences to the entire family. Will always remember the great times at Little League and Small Fry football. Thank you for serving our country. RIP friend.
From: Mildred Fiester
I am so sorry for your lost. I just saw your message. Bob was a real nice guy. We were up to see Nancy and Bob. He took us up to Alexandria Bay for the ship ride. Love it. Jim McCracken was my Uncle. I lived with him and Kitty.Bob will be missed.
From: Dan Eiklor
Sincere Sympathy to the Family.
From: Rodney LaFritz
To my Sisters and Brothers and all my Nieces and Nephews. Sending my prayers for comfort, healing and happy memories for you all. Please know that I wish I could be there with you all to celebrate Roberts life with you all. My heat is broken at this time because he is no longer with us. I will miss Robert as much as I do those of our Family that already gone on before us. I pray for you all everyday. I love all. Your brother in life Rodney.