Tribute “It is with sadness that I addressed the student body on Monday morning, May 18, with the news of Fritz’s death. I put the news in context, describing that he was a student like them in the 1940s. He worked hard on his studies and enjoyed his many athletic teams and teammates. I tried to describe his role in his 19 years on the campus as Business Manager and then Assistant Headmaster. I concluded by saying that he was one of the pillars of the School and that Nichols was a stronger school because of him… I also remember Fritz’s award as the Distinguished Alumnus in December 1982. It was my first year at Nichols, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him for the first time. Ten years later, at the Statler Hotel, came the induction for the Athletic Hall of Fame, and it was a grand evening in every respect. A final story: about five years ago, I went back to the Homecoming game at my alma mater, University School, in Cleveland. I happened to run into the retired Athletic Director, Don Molten. Don was also my Varsity Soccer Coach at US, and the first question he asked me was whether I had seen Fritz lately. He went on to tell me that he respected Fritz more than any other coach he ever faced. It was because his boys were always good sportsmen and they were willing to give everything in a game. He was sad to learn of Fritz’s passing.”
— Richard C. Bryan, Jr.
Summer 2009 Toaxnoes