Fritz Strauch died Oct. 18. He was 84.
Mr. Strauch was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Portland to Fritz and Rose Strauch. He attended Hosford Elementary and Franklin High schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-‘53 and married Lorraine (Pat) in 1952. He founded Brewed Hot Coffee and Aqua Cool Bottled Water, and grew both the coffee and bottled water businesses in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
He was preceded in death by his son, Mark, in 2008. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lorraine (Pat); sister, Estelle; son, Steven; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. John Fisher Church, followed by a celebration of life at Riverside Country Club.