Phyllis J. Fitz

June 16, 1953 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 67)

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SALEM - Phyllis J. Fitz, 67, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Phyllis was born on June 16, 1953 in Youngstown, OH, daughter of the late Ben and Dorothy Jean (Ward) Kupka.

She was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School. Phyllis worked in Vending at AVI, and previously worked at Timberlane's and Pine Tree Inn in Lisbon. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Salem, where she was involved and president of Linnea Nelson Circle. Phyllis loved doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her husband, Werner Fitz, whom she married on March 30, 2000; two children, Michael Arnoto of Salem; daughter, Jean Arnoto of Salem; one brother, Benjamin (Nancy) Kupka of Cranberry Twp., PA; one sister, Vivian Bielski of Hudson, FL and her two sons, Marshall and Matthew Bielski-nephews to Phyllis.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Claye Folger officiating. For the safety of the Fitz family, please adhere to social distancing and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Memorial Service
December 19, 2020

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
1290 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460

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