Reginald F. “Fritz” Pyle
Jan 15, 1926 – Jan 16, 2017
Reginald Frederick “Fritz” Pyle, 91, of Omaha, NE died on January 16, 2017. Fritz was the General Manager of Holiday Inn in Manhattan for 26 years. Fritz grew up in Emporia, Kansas and, following graduation from Emporia High School in 1944, served in the US Navy for two years. Fritz then attended and graduated from Kansas State Teacher’s College in Emporia.
Fritz briefly taught high school in Western Kansas and worked for several years as a salesman for Kansas Power and Light before he began his employment with Holiday Inns in 1963. He was a member of numerous local organizations, including Manhattan Rotary, Mike Ahearn Club and St Thomas More Church. He was also past president of the Topeka chapter of the SPEBSQSA.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, of Omaha; four children: Elizabeth (Pyle) Stolze of Omaha, Monty, Meg, and Chris; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 27th, from 5pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, Jan. 28th at 12noon at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Omaha. Memorials may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, Nebraska Alzheimer’s Association, St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan, or the Northeast Kansas Alzheimer’s Association.