August 31, 1929 - December 3, 2018
Anna Lore Fechner (1929-2018) Anna Lore (nee Reich), 89, a long time resident of Wynnewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 3, 2018. Loving wife of the late Eric Fritz (married 68 years) and mother of Sonja (Alex) Ciccotelli, Michelle (Joseph) Cugini, Eileen (Jeff) Absher and Elizabeth (Bob) Reed; she is also survived by her dear friend and loving companion John Dorrian. Anna was also the “Oma” to 11 grandchildren. Anna was predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth (Betty) Wihan of Germany and Gunda Kjeldsen of Denmark. Anna was born and raised in Bad Staffelstein, Germany. Upon surviving World War II, Anna held a career as a translator for the U.S. Military. She then met and married her husband Eric in 1949. Together with their daughter, Sonja, they moved to Villanova, Pennsylvania while generously sponsored by the Barringer Family. Anna went on to work for the Bryn Mawr Hospital and then for Keystone Readers Service (alongside Rupert Murdoch). Anna enjoyed spending time with her husband, family and friends especially when it involved a good meal or celebration. In fact, Anna thought everyday was a celebration and always put on her best pearl necklace and favorite perfume. Anna loved her many dogs, going to the Bavarian Club, watching airplanes land and take off at Philadelphia International Airport, but most of all taking day trips in the countryside of Pennsylvania. Despite being sight impaired since birth and never being able to drive, Anna somehow found her way around to enjoy the many pleasures of her community. One of the many interesting honors in her life included cooking and serving a traditional Bavarian dinner to Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger, also a Bavarian native). She took pride in her greatest accomplishment of being a good mother and wife. Anna left a lasting impression on everyone she met with her smile and love for laughter; she will be deeply missed. Eulogy at 9:50 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Presentation B.V.M. Church, 204 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood, PA 19096 where friends may call after 9:15 a.m. Internment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2002 Sproul Road, Suite 102, Broomall, PA 19008. www.cff.org/DelawareValley
Anna Lore Fechner (1929-2018) Anna Lore (nee Reich), 89, a long time resident of Wynnewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 3, 2018. Loving wife of the late Eric Fritz (married 68 years) and mother of Sonja (Alex)... View Obituary & Service Information
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