George 'Fritz' Frederic Riegel, of Kennebunk, passed away on Aug. 24, 2012, after a short illness at the age of 82.
Born in New York City in 1930, Fritz graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and from Princeton University with a degree in psychology in 1952. Fritz remained a passionate alumnus following Tiger football and crew.
After serving, Fritz started his marketing career with Ogilvy, Benson, Mather in New York City, leaving as an account executive in 1963 to join BBDO, where he would eventually retire as a vice president in 1973. After a brief retirement, Fritz decided to follow his passion for travel and purchased a small retail travel agency in Wilton, Conn. - The Travel Bureau, Inc. He worked alongside his son, Ted, before retiring and moving with his wife, Diane, to Kennebunk in 1995.
Travel and family were Fritz's passions. He and Diane traveled the world, visiting all seven continents. The Caribbean island of Anguilla became his favorite family gathering place, and for the last 15 years he has spent a great deal of time at Carimar Beach Club on the island.
Fritz is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane Tietig of Kennebunk; son Ted and his wife Tess Martin of Wilton, Conn.; and grandson Ted, a freshman attending Lafayette College.
Following Fritz' wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, a donation
would be welcome to the charity
of your choice, or the
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House Care of Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S. Rt. One
Scarborough, Maine 04074