Francis Pfitz

Francis W. Pfitz III

Monday, January 3rd, 1938 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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PLEASANTDALE Francis W. Pfitz III, 82, of Elmore St. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday evening October 9, 2020 after years of failing health. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Francis W. Pfitz Jr. and Gladys Abbott Pfitz.

Frank was employed as a welder at RPI in Troy and retired after 35 years of service. He was a lifelong car enthusiast.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 61 years, Phyllis Welcome Pfitz and his loving children, Francis W. Pfitz IV and Susan L. Large (John) of Cohoes. He is the brother of Gail Connally (Edward) of Troy, the late John and Joan Pfitz. He is the proud grandfather of Nick Large (Jessica), Alicia Large and Shane Large (Jessica) and great grandfather of Zoey and Addison Large. Also surviving is his longtime friend Richard Perkins, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends as well as his furry grandson Odin.

Relatives and friends may visit at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford on Tuesday from 3-7 pm.

Due to pandemic regulations, masks will be required, social distancing and occupancy limitations observed.

Funeral services will be private.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary of the Assumption Church Restoration Fund, 119 Broad St., Waterford, NY 12188.
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    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Funeral Services Will Be Private


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Richard Nash Jr.

Posted at 11:52am
With loving memories of Frank, sent with love and remembrance. We will miss you. Love always your godson Richie and Rosemarie.
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Carol McManus

Posted at 09:34pm
My deepest condolences to the family. I was their neighbor for many years & you couldn’t ask for better. Always there when I needed them. Countless times I would come home from work after a snowstorm and my driveway & walkway would be snowblowed impeccably by Frank. I wanted some Morning Glories for my fence & Phyllis bought me some. Wonderful neighbors & Beautiful People! So very sorry for your loss. ❤️ Carol McManus & Family

Debi, Steen Bidelman

Posted at 04:58pm
We are so sorry for your loss
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Richard Perkins

Posted at 05:13pm
You are in my thoughts. We were friends since we were teenagers.
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