Obituary: William A. ‘Fritz’ Wiedergott, 82

William A. ‘Fritz’ Wiedergott, 82, of Northborough and formerly of Southborough, died on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was the beloved husband of Sylvia (Bloch) Wiedergott for 60 years.

Born in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, Fritz graduated from Allentown High School. Soon after he enlisted in the Navy, serving on the Destroyer the USS Stoddard during the Korean War. Upon his Honorable discharge, Fritz went on to attend Springfield College, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

For the next 40 years Fritz would become a popular and well respected member of the faculty at St. Mark’s School in Southborough. He taught in the math department, was the Director of Athletics, a trainer, and coach of the schools Varsity Soccer, Wrestling, and LaCrosse teams, where he amassed an impressive record. 

An avid Skeet Shooter, Fritz was a World Champion in individual and team events. His overall excellence in the sport resulted in Fritz’ induction into both the Massachusetts, and National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.

In addition to his wife Sylvia, he is survived by his children, Anita-Marie Edwardsen and her husband, Ronald; Teresa Wiedergott-Wilson and her husband, Steve; William A.Wiedergott, 3rd; Karl Wiedergott; Heather Cartier and her husband, Roland; his grandchildren, Kristine Hart, Kelly Edwardsen, Ryan Wilson, Hannah Wilson, and Chace Cartier.

All services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to a charity of your choosing.

Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com

(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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Mark Albion
5 years ago

I knew Fritz first as my coach in 1965, and kept in touch after 5 years being coached by him with Fritz and his family. He was one of those people whose impact will never truly be known on literally tens of thousands of young people like myself at the time whose lives he impacted positively as a role model, life mentor and coach. He is the only person whose story I told in part in my Ted Talk on what really constitutes success, for which Fritz could be the poster person, with his wonderful wife of 60 years, Sylvia, his six children, and his legions of student athletes spanning many, many decades. A great loss of a truly great human being and friend.

Tammy Gleeson
5 years ago

I am truly sorry for the loss of this very special man. Please know that he is with you and I’m sure that he will keep a watchful eye over your entire family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time

David Clark
5 years ago

My condolence to the entire family

Nick Noble
5 years ago

Such a special person. Fritz was a wonderful human being– a great coach, an inspiring mentor, and a good friend. I first met Fritz when I was a thirteen year-old “new kid” at St. Mark’s. He challenged me to grow and mature, and he and Sylvia welcomed me into their home. My love and condolences go out to his family. He is forever part of the history of both the School and the Town. I will miss him.

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