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Frederick Roger “Roger” Fontz, Sr

Birth
Elvaton, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 17 Jul 2015 (aged 84)
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 149681201 · View Source
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Frederick Roger Fontz Sr.,84,a lifetime Anne Arundel County resident,passed away on July 17,2015.He was born on September 29,1930 in Elvation Maryland & married his sweetheart Thelma Wood Fontz on June 24,1951-recently celebrating their 64th Wedding Anniversary.During the late 1940's in to the early 1950's he was an Auxiliary Member of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Company.He was also a member of their Cadet Program,actively soliciting door-to-door donations of.25 as a part of their "Quarter Drive" to provide funding for firehouse expenses by collecting one quarter at a time. He was previously employed by Carr Lowery Glass Company for 37 years & after his retirement, worked at the Anne Arundel County Waste Treatment Plant for 10 years.A simple man with strong faith in God "Roger" was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Millersville & served in a variety of roles to include Usher Coordinator for 50 years & several terms on the Church Council as a member President.A strong supporter of the Democratic Party,he used his time & talents to support several local candidates in their bid for office & maintained an excellent relationship with many elected officials. He was a member of the Roland Terrace Democratic Club for more than 40 years & has served in a variety of positions throughout that time,including Board Member,Treasurer,President & most recently,Hall Rental Manager & Chairman of the Board.In 1983 "Roger" became a member of the second graduating class og the Anne Arundel County Police Reserve Academy,making him one of the pioneers of this program. He continued to be an active member for more than 30 years & amassed more than 18,000 volunteer hours of service to his community.In addition to his asigned duties he participated in several notable events to include the 1984 Summer Olympics, the 1989 Pasadena Plane Crash,& the 2001 Presidential Visit. His dedicated service has bee recognized by the United States Presidential Call in Service Award,Anne Arundel County Reserve Officer of the Year & a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anne Arundel County Police Department.His honorable service has enhanced public safety & directly benefited the community in many positive ways.Frederick Roger Fontz Sr. was a man who lived out his faith in the way he served his church & his community.He reflects God's love in his gentle attitude of service to others & will be greatly missed.Mr Fontz is survived by his loving wife Thelma (Wood) Fontz,daughter Barbara Fontz,sons Frederick Fontz Jr.& George Fontz 111(& wife Carla),daughter in-law Candy Fontz;grandsons Andre Fontz & grand=daughtrs Amayah Matthews & Aaliyah Matthews;brother William Fontz & mant nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his brothers George Frederick Fontz,Gilson James Frederick Fontz,sisters Lillian (Fontz) Haupt & Margaret (Fontz) Simmons & great grandson Braden Fontz.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Hospice of the Chesapeake ( 90 Ritchie Highway,Pasadena Md 21122) or Christ Lutheran Church(8249 Jumpers Hole Rd Millersville Md @1108 Final arrangements will be made by Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services P.A ( 1 2nd Ave.SW Crain HWY)


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  • Created by: Dawn
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149681201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Roger “Roger” Fontz, Sr (29 Sep 1930–17 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149681201, ; Maintained by Dawn (contributor 47703376) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.