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PINELLAS PARK, FL., AND ST. ALBANS - Leroy Fretschl, 80, died February 24, 2015, at a Florida hospice center surrounded by loving family. He was born July 23, 1934, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and graduated from high school in 1953.  He retired as a communications specialist in the U.S. Air Force, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a communicant of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Palmyra.   

He is survived by his wife, Helen Y. (Paek) Fretschl of Pinellas Park, FL; 4 sons, James and wife, Lisa, Timothy and wife, Donna, all of Buzzard's Bay, MA, Keith and wife, Karen, of Largo, FL, and Eugene of Hyannis, MA;  2 grandsons, William and Benjamin; and 3 granddaughters, Tressie, Elizabeth and Heather.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Interment will be in the Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martin's Church, P.O. Box 107, Palmyra, ME 04965. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published on  February 26, 2015
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