Frederick W. Giertz, Sr.


Frederick W. Giertz, Sr. age 93, died April 15, 2019 in the Niagara Hospice House following a lengthy illness. 

He was born June 15, 1925 in the Town of Royalton to Walter and Augusta (Wagner) Giertz and was a life-long resident of this area. 

Frederick was a Veteran of the United States Army, a retiree of Harrison Radiator and was a member of the Victory Assembly of God Church in Akron.  He loved carpentry, gardening, and as his family said, “…He was a Jack of All Trades and a Master of None.”  Frederick was a mentor in and of life for all his family and will be remembered as a man of strong faith and someone who was steadfast in his convictions. 

Mr. Giertz was predeceased by his son, Frederick Giertz Jr., and 2 sisters: Helen Huth and Anna Heschke. 

He is survived by his wife of 67 years; Ida, his daughter: Betty (John) Pollow of Lockport, daughter-in-law: Jolene Giertz, grandchildren: Tammy Sears, Wendy (Craig) Bacon, Brian (Mary) Giertz, 12 great grandchildren, his sisters: Gladys Dunn of Ransomville, Dorothy Powers of Cherry Creek, Esther (J.G.) Cross of Greece as well as many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street-Middleport, WEDNESDAY from 3-7 where his Funeral Service will be held THURSDAY at 11 a.m.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY, 14094.