Rev. Newton H. Fritchley, 96, of Carlisle, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home.
Born September 4, 1916 in Calcutta, India, he was a son of the late Horace C. and Daisy LaValette Fritchley.
He graduated from the Calcutta Boys' High School. He received Bachelor of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Teaching Degree, both from Calcutta University. He taught English, History, Geography at the Calcutta Boys' High School. He received Master of Arts Degree and Doctor of Philosophy, both from Boston University, Boston, MA. Dr. Fritchley was a minister of the Methodist Churches in New Hampshire and in the Pittsburgh, PA areas. He was a minister of Allison United Methodist Church (on the Dickinson College Campus), Carlisle from 1963-1973. He also served as Minister of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Columbus, OH from 1973-1986. He was a British-American Exchange Preacher (National Council of Churches) summer 1967, 1971, 1975, and 1977. Dr. Fritchley was a preacher at Annual Conferences, Colleges, Interdenominational Pastors' Schools; 1968, 1969, and 1971 – Ocean Grove, NJ; St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London; City Temple, London 1975-77; Glasgow Cathedral, 1977 and 1978; U. S. Air Force Academy 1978 Lakeside, OH 1981 & 1984, Wesley Chapel, London 1984. He was council member, World Methodist Council from 1976-1981. Dr. Fritchley retired June 1986 from West Ohio Conference and served as interim pastor at Grace U. M. C., Mechanicsburg and pastor at Arnolds United Methodist Church, Dillsburg.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Rodney B. Fritchley and wife, Karen Joy formerly of Carlisle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Heinly Fritchley.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2013 at Carlisle United Methodist Church, 45 South West Street, Carlisle with Rev. James E. VanZandt and Colonel Dale Condit co-officiating. Private burial will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Churchtown. A viewing will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church on Monday.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 219 North Hanover Street, Carlisle is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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