September 27, 1948 ~ November 1, 2009
Greece: Passed away Sunday November 1, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer, at age 61. Fritz is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Dale S. Kogler; children, Scott (Julie) Kogler, Brian Kogler, and Geoffrey (Jakkie) Kogler; mother Jeannine Freisner; siblings, David (Penny) Kogler, Ken (Suzie) Kogler, Ed (Midge) Kogler and Kathy (Bill) Ellsworth; 6 beautiful granddaughters, Paige, Tori, Madison, Cassidy, Kaitlyn, and Dakota; many nieces and nephews and cousins. Fritz was a retiree of Eastman Kodak, where he worked for 37 years. Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, where his Funeral Service will follow at 7 PM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in his memory.
Dale and Family,
I was so surprised when Kay told me of Fritz’s passing. There were no words I could offer my dear friend to comfort her. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. They live on forever in our memories.
I always remember Fritz with a smile, as one of those grounded individuals at peace with himself and the world. We are all better for having known him.
I am so sorry about your loss. Fritz was a great guy. My thoughts are with you and your family. He will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear of Frederick’s passing. My sister sent the obituary notice to me. I went to high school with his brothers (Ken and Dave). My prayers are with you and your family.
I am so very sorry and sad to hear of Fritz’s passing. I worked with Fritz at the Eastman Kodak Company for over 17 years. He will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I am sorry to hear about Fritz. I work at Dewey and have known him and Dale for many bowling years. We are all saddened with this news and send our condolences.
I am very sorry to hear of Fritz’s passing. I worked with Fritz for over thrity years at Kodak and I will remember him fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I was league coordinator at Maiden Lanes for 5 years before it was closed. Fritz bowled in our Tuesday Night Men’s league. It was falling apart when he got there and I asked him if he would help make it better. He became the ‘President’ and because of his leadership and friendly ways the league grew. He always smiled through all the problems and at the end of the year we gave him a trophy as a small way to say thank you. I only saw him once or twice after that at Dewey Gardens where his league went. He was smiling then too. I know how much he would have been missed at Maiden Lanes. I can only imagine your loss. For whatever it is worth, I will keep you in my prayers. I know where Fritz is bowling now the conditions are MUCH better than at Dewey. He’s just there way too soon.
I was saddened to hear of Freddies passing. It certainly was way to soon. I was a childhood friend and through adolescence we did many things together. We were then best friends and invincible. As we past our teen years we moved away and lost touch. He was a better athlete than I and he did take advantage of a hanging curveball but he has since been forgiven. I was included in some family functions as his father took the time to teach us baseball and was involved in childhood activities. Knowing this, it does not surprise me that he turned out to be such a rich man who accumulated fabulous wealth of family and friends. And during my time in life, this is what I finally realized is the most important. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and wish them well in carrying on, allowing these wonderful memories to see them through.
I worked with Dale years ago at Williamson Law Book – Dale, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I worked with Fritz at Kodak. I will always have fond memories of our little visits in his office. He would talk endlessly of his family. Always quick to show me the latest picture of a new granddaughter or fill me in on what his sons were up to. Always with a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. I had the utmost respect for Fritz and considered it an honor to be his bud. I will miss him dearly and think of him often. My prayers our with you all.
My condolences to all the Kogler family on the loss of Fred. My brother Dave and I played K.P.A.A. Softball with Fred and his brother Dave for many years. Fred’s Dad umpired our Little League games. Fond memories of a great family. May Fred Rest In Peace.
My condolences to you and the children. I worked for many years with Fritz at Kodak’s B-320. He was a fine man, and I share in your grief at his passing.
My heart is truly heavy. Fritz will be missed. He was an inspiration. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Our Families have known each other for a very long time, we share your sorrow for the loss of Fred.
Our prayers and condolences to the family, we have many happy memories with Fritz and he will always live on in our hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. If there is anything we can do to help you please let us know. God bless
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sadness. Fritz will truly be missed by everyone. Keep smilin Fritz.
Our prayers are with you and your family. Please let Brian and your Uncle Ken, along with the rest of your family that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Kogler family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Shaun, Dawn, Emma and Alyson Freeman,
Hilton, New York
To the Kogler family, Fritz and Brian have bowled in our league at Gates for many years… he was never without a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone… he will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
To you and yours in sympathy, a message just to say that many warm and heartfelt thoughts are with you today.
I was very sorry to hear of the suddeness of Fritz passing.
He will be missed by many friends and colleagues.
We are so sorry to get this news of Fritz passing. he was the most wonderful man.. a true and loyal friend who always had some joy to share.
He was an inspiration over the last 22 years as he battled his cancer.
Our lives will be forever missing his presence.
Love to all of you from Pam and I.
You are in our prayers and we will be there in spirit on wednesday.
We are so sorry to hear about Fritz. Our prayers are with all of your family. Fritz always had a smile and he will certainly be missed at bowling.