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“I am deeply moved by the news of the death of my great friend Fritz Zeller. In my classes for four years, he was an outstanding student; intelligent, interested, solid as a rock…As a member of the faculty, and especially as Assistant Headmaster Fritz was a great pillar of the school in every respect…I’ll miss him. A part of my life, and undoubtedly one of the GREATS at Nichols.” -Albert Sutter “I have lost a treasured part of my Nichols family. Fritz was Nichols for me. Joining the School as a sophomore during the growing pains of the mid 70’s, Mr. Zeller was my often needed shoulder to lean on and guiding hand. He helped me become part of Nichols and also encouraged me to reach for my dreams in choosing potential colleges. He did not let me slide but was always the gentle push to do a little better and work just a little harder. During Reunions, I always sought out Fritz to get that long overdue hug. I am so glad he got to meet my husband and get a glimpse of the adult I became with help from him. Fritz will be missed by so many but also remembered and cherished by even more. My heart goes out to the Zeller family.” — Anne Desbecker Sofarelli ’77

G. Frederick “Fri “Where do you start to talk about a man who was larger than life? His dedication, integrity, dignity and honor with how he treated the students made him one of a kind teacher/mentor/guide. He shaped so many lives – he couldn’t have realized his impact…He no doubt shaped all the students that were lucky enough to have passed through that office – for good things, or for more importantly, bad things. He was the definition of grace under fire, fairness and forgiveness. We are all better people thanks to Mr. Zeller.” — Penny Benatovich ’79

“He was a great task-master in that he made you feel important relative to the greater mission, and that, as a collective under his leadership, the team stood for something worthy of the tribulations of pre-season workouts and season-long effort.” — David Mindell ’71

“He was and always will be my hero and a ‘mensch’ of giant, yet modest proportions. Good night, sweet Prince – we celebrate your charismatic character and career!! Cheers and Amore, Go Nichols!!!” — Allan Lerner ’47

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