— Celebrating the life of
Charles L. Fritz
Streaming Service broadcast below on
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00 pm MST
He Inspired His Children
Charles L. Fritz, Sr. was born on May 4, 1978, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second and middle child of Charles and Vermell Fritz. Charles, affectionately known as “Fritz” by some, was a child with goals. He was blessed to be born between two sisters, Marquisha, and Kimberle. They remember Charles never getting into trouble for being bad; however, he would get into trouble for doing silly, absent-minded things, like leaving the remote in the refrigerator. He never gave his parents any trouble.
Charles attended school in the Aurora Public School District. He graduated from Aurora Central High School. He continued his educational goals by attending Mesa State College and went on to acquire his master’s degree from Colorado Christian University.
In August 1997, he met the love of his life, Chahnuh Fontes, while in college. Chahnuh was homesick and Fritz came to her rescue. When their eyes met, it was love at first sight. From that day forward, her mind changed from a homesick student to love struck, ready to embark on a higher education. Determined to do everything right, they were both set on obtaining their master degrees before starting a family. They finished school, got married, had children, and worked their goals together (in that order).
After getting married, Charles gained the brothers he never had, Quincy, Chris, Cameron, and Adelino. Also, to the union of Charles and Chahnuh, two children were born, a beautiful baby girl, Aubrey, and a wonderfully handsome son, Charles, Jr. The family was tight-knit and moved as one unit. Charles was a great husband and father, and their family bond was unbreakable. He was the Cheer Dad for his daughter, Aubrey, as she was on a competitive cheer squad, he never missed a competition. He also kept Charles, Jr. involved in all types of sports activities. Even coaching Charles, Jr. in basketball pressing to make every game, and when he could not make it, he would call his sisters for back up. Someone from the family had to support. He made sure he inspired his children to be the best they could be.
He was gifted to work with children overall. Charles was an Educator, a Coach in the Aurora Public School District, a Dean, and an Assistant Principal in the Cherry Creek School District. He worked at Thunder Ridge Middle School, which was his most recent assignment. He also impacted lives at Prairie Middle School, Gateway High School, and Manual High School. His co-workers saw Charles as a man who was deeply committed because dedicated was an understatement. His job was to keep order in the schools; even with this demand in his job description, Charles maintained respect from all of the children, parents, and his peers.
He knew how to defuse situations that could turn volatile, into calm conditions. Through his correction, he inspired children to want to do better even when they were wrong.
The children, parents, and peers that he worked with felt heard and not just listened to.
Charles had a heart of gold. He never wanted his name to be tarnished. He lived life with purpose and affected many. One day, he bragged about getting a tattoo, no one believed him, it was just not like him to do such a thing, upon further inspection, and much to everyone’s surprise, he did get a tattoo, of the cross.
His close friend, David, will miss the time they shared. He also had close cousins who will miss this kind, gentle-hearted man. He made the world a better place and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Charles was preceded in death by his mother, maternal grandmother, and both grandfathers.
At age 42, Charles L. Fritz, Sr., peacefully entered into eternity on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Aurora, Colorado, after a long battle with Cancer. He leaves behind a beautiful wife, Chahnuh Fritz; his daughter, Aubrey Fritz; son, Charles L. Fritz, Jr.; sisters Marquisha (Tyrone) Turner and Kimberle Fritz; nieces, Tynasia, Nyelle, and Eva; nephews, Theo, Jalen, Quincy, Calvin, Zion, Cameron, and Adelino; his grandmother, Charlesetta Fritz; his loving parents-in-law, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
The world will be a little dimmer without Fritz in it.
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