Frederick Robert Mahler

June 29, 1959 ‒ February 12, 2015

MIllersburg, Ohio

Frederick Robert Mahler, 55, passed away Thursday evening, February 12, 2015 at Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, OH.

He was born June 29, 1959 in Galion and was the son of the late Paul and Herta Mahler.

He is survived by his sister and brother in law, Karen Lopez and James Myers of Pinecrest, FL; he was a loving and caring uncle to his nephew Alexander Ryan Lopez and niece Christina Elizabeth Lopez, both of Pinecrest, FL. He leaves behind many loving and caring aunts, uncles, and cousins in Germany, as well as many members of the extended Mahler family in Galion.

Fritz proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, he completed basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas, and then was based at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Kokomo, Indiana. After his honorable discharge he returned to Galion and worked for the City of Galion.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel 218 S. Market Street, Galion Ohio 44833 with Pastor Richard Genzman officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Fritz Mahler, condolences may be made to them at

    • Thank you all. You have brought tears to my eyes once again. I am holding in my heart the same Fritz you all remember. He is in a better place, at peace.

  • Dear Karen,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I haven’t seen Fritz since high school, but remember him as a nice, kind & very athletic young man. So sorry for your loss.

  • My thought and prayers for all the family and friends.

    I have many good memories of Fritz. Including some onorny ones. I haven’t seen him since High School either.

  • So sorry to hear of Fritz’s passing. Please accept our condolences and know that Fritz added to our lives in Galion. Rest in Peace, Fritz!

  • Dear Mahler Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Bill and I have many fond memories growing up in Galion with Fritz. He will be missed.
    Jennifer and Bill

  • My condolences on the loss of Fritz. I have not seen him since High School, but think of all my classmates often. Again, sorry for your loss. Prayers…

  • played a lot of basketball with fritz. He was always easy going When we played JV year fritz keep the team laughing at many practices. RIP Fritz

  • Dear Karen and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Fritz. He was a dear friend and a very kind, loving person. He will be missed and we will hold his dear memory in our hearts. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Fritz was always kind and caring. I loved his sense of humor. He always was so much fun to be around. Those memories will live on in our hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to Karen and the rest of the family. God Bless you all.

  • I have many fond memories of Fritz from first grade with Ms. Ellis through GHS. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. May God’s grace be with his family and friends.

  • My memories of Fritz are always of a handsome blonde young man, and so in my mind he will always be that cute guy. He was always such a nice guy, and so funny. As we got older, I became close friends with his sister Karen and it is to her I extend my condolences. I can’t imagine losing a sibling, and I pray God’s peace on you during this time.

  • karen….we are saddened by the news of fritz’s passing. He was a good friend to both of us. We have so many fun memories… Loved his smile and laugh

  • I’m surprised and saddened by the news. Fritz was going to enter in the Wildlife Resource Management college career track with me at WVU. We had spent many times together at their cabin outside of town; target shooting, squirrel hunting, beer drinking! (not all at once!) He was a great athlete too. And funny, he would make me laugh often! I would visit with him in Galion on the times I would be back in town. Karen, my prayers go out to you and your family.

  • I have many great memories of playing with Fritz. I will always remember him and Karen fondly. My condolences to his family.

  • Dear Karen,
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the passing of Fritz. Losing a brother is one of the hardest things in life, especially when they go too soon! Please take comfort in these words that were shared with me not too long ago:
    “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”
    Truly, Fritz lived a very successful life!

    Tom Cahill

  • Condolences to you and your family Karen – my memories with Fritz go back to little league and basketball at the old YMCA through playing both at “the park” and in high school. We had many fun nights at the cabin and trips to “the pub” ;-). I’ll remember Fritz as a great friend who always brought a smile.

  • Dear Karen – I am very sorry to hear of Fritz’s passing. We all sure had a lot of fun across the years and although the miles may have come between us, the memories have never faded. We (’77) were – we are – a great class, now minus one more treasured member. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Dave Kirk

  • Though we didn’t run in similar circles in high school, I do have memories of Fritz being a kind, friendly guy with a great smile. It is so hard to say good-bye to another class of ’77 alum, and I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire Mahler family. Praying for strength and healing at this difficult time…….

  • Karen, Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I know Fritz was so loved by your parents. We miss them, too. Pat and Dick Miller

  • Karen
    Sorry for the loss of your brother…
    He was a good friends in high school and left me with a lot of great memories. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend!