Couple publishes their memoirs

DARKE COUNTY — A Darke County couple has taken pen in hand to tell, and publish, their life stories in two books.

Virgil Eugene Fritz and Marilyn J. Lease-Fritz of New Madison, Ohio, have each compiled autobiographies looking back on their younger days.

The book “Growing Up in Pitsburg, Ohio” is about Gene’s childhood while living on Jefferson Street in Pitsburg from the mid-1940s until 1966. His parents were the late Virgil Charles and Malinda (Henninger) Fritz. Also included in the book are events from Gene’s 30 years of employment with the City of Greenville, Ohio.

The book “My Memoirs & Thirty Years of Writings” is about Marilyn’s childhood living in Greenville. Her parents were the late Edward Charles and Opal (Reel) Lease. Marilyn has also written 36 short story fiction novels, based upon her childhood experiences. Her book is published by iUniverse and available for purchase through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Due to COVID-19 issues, further information on purchasing “Growing Up in Pitsburg, Ohio” and “My Memoirs & Thirty Years of Writings” can be obtained by emailing [email protected]

Gene and Marilyn Fritz of New Madison have released their autobiographies, respectively, “Growing Up in Pitsburg, Ohio” and “My Memoirs & Thirty Years of Writings.”
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_Growing-Pitsburg.jpgGene and Marilyn Fritz of New Madison have released their autobiographies, respectively, “Growing Up in Pitsburg, Ohio” and “My Memoirs & Thirty Years of Writings.” Provided photo

Gene and Marilyn Fritz of New Madison have released their autobiographies, respectively, “Growing Up in Pitsburg, Ohio” and “My Memoirs & Thirty Years of Writings.”
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_805960HighRes.jpgGene and Marilyn Fritz of New Madison have released their autobiographies, respectively, “Growing Up in Pitsburg, Ohio” and “My Memoirs & Thirty Years of Writings.” Provided photo

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