Obituary of Fritz J. Trisdale
Fritz J. Trisdale, 74 of Lincolnville, unexpectedly passed away on June 24, 2023, at his home.
He was born July 19, 1948, in Munich, Germany to U.S. serviceman Raymond Trisdale and Irmgard Thaller. At 4 months old, Fritz and his mother arrived on Ellis Island, NY on December 17, 1948, aboard the ship PVT Eldon Johnson. They reunited with his father in Gallatin, TN where he spent his early years until moving to Lincolnville in 1956.
He attended grade school in Lincolnville and graduated from Camden-Rockport High School in 1967. Fritz worked many years in the local poultry industry, truck driving, and selling firewood, and was well known for his "Fritz's Magic Soil." He was also a farmer at heart and always had large vegetable gardens and raised animals. Fritz was an avid cribbage player and a cup of coffee was never far from reach. He was a fan of all New England sports teams and didn't miss many games. He was happiest when he had an ear to listen to his stories or latest idea.
Fritz is survived by his wife and companion of 46 years, Cathy, his stepson Tim Johnson of Lincolnville, stepdaughters Christine Johnson Allen of Belfast, and Aimee Halley Dunn and her husband Mike of Lincolnville. Grandchildren Sarah Morse of Portland, Gaven Allen of Belfast, Levi Johnson of Pittsfield, and Kyle Dunn and Kalen Dunn of Lincolnville. Brother John Duffell and family of Lincolnville, sister Johanna Wildes and family of Rockland, and lifelong friend Roland Ray of Lincolnville.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Peter Green and James Eaton for their friendship, companionship, and endless cribbage games.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the Tranquility Grange located on Route 52 in Lincolnville from 3-7 pm.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com