Bruce W. Fretz, 68 of Palmer Township, PA died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at home. Born March 3, 1949 in Bethlehem, PA he was a son of the late Elmer E. and Margaret R. (Snyder) Fretz. He was a 1967 graduate of Easton High School, a graduate of Northampton Community College and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He retired after 41 years with the Palmer Township Police Department serving as the Chief of Police from 1994 until 2012. Chief Fretz was a member of St. Paul’s III Lutheran Church in Palmer Twp., the Palmer Township Police Association, the Police Chief’s Association, the VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen (Howell) Fretz; 2 sons: Jason Fretz and his wife Beth of Lititz, PA, Justin Fretz and his wife Sharon of Williams Twp., PA; a brother: Timothy Fretz and his wife Cynthia of New Tripoli, PA; 5 grandchildren: Andrew, Matthew, Jake, Piper, Julia; and sister -in-law: Adrienne Grier and her husband Lester of Forks Twp., PA.
Services will be held at Noon on Saturday (Jan. 13) in St. Paul’s III Lutheran Church, 2561 Newburg Road, Easton with viewing hours from 9 AM to noon in the church. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s III Lutheran Church, 2561 Newburg Road, Easton, PA 18045. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.