It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Edward E. Fritz, the founder of Centerville Coin & Jewelry. Ed was a remarkable individual known for his integrity and genuine character. His passion for collecting and numismatics was only surpassed by his unwavering care and concern for others.
Ed's impact on the hobby and the people involved in it cannot be overstated. For nearly 50 years, Ed dedicated himself to educating consumers and collectors, playing a vital role in expanding the hobby. Many owe their professional success to the support and selfless advice he generously provided.
Ed was a trusted friend in the numismatic industry, and his absence will be deeply felt. In his final days, he was surrounded by his loving family, peacefully passing away on the morning of June 27th.
To honor Ed's memory, his family is establishing the Edward E Fritz Young Numismatist Scholarship Fund. Each year, this scholarship will be awarded to a young numismatist between the ages of 8-21, with all the proceeds raised dedicated to supporting their education or entrepreneurial endeavors. By fostering the ongoing pursuit of knowledge among future generations of collectors and nurturing their passion for the hobby, this scholarship will carry forward Ed's legacy of learning.
We are deeply grateful for your contributions, as all funds donated through this page will directly benefit the scholarship fund. On behalf of the entire family, thank you for your invaluable support in helping young individuals unlock their potential and continuing Ed's inspiring legacy of learning.