Frederick  Orben


Frederick "Fritz" Orben, 78, of Hermitage, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in his home.
Mr. Orben was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Sharon, a son of the late Andrew and Matilda (Fleicher) Orben.
He was a 1959 graduate of Farrell High School, where he was a standout football player. In his senior year he was selected to compete on the Mercer County all-star football team against the Trumbull County all-stars. Fritz continued his education and played football at Eastern Arizona Junior College.
He was employed as a chipper and a grinder for more than 20 years at the former National Castings, Sharon.
Fritz was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. He was also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous in Sharon. A.A. was a large part of his life and not only did he attend, but he spoke at meetings all across the country.
Fritz enjoyed driving his Corvette, jazz music and was an accomplished stained-glass artist.
He is survived by his wife, the former Cynthia Sabo, whom he married Dec. 26, 1964; a daughter, Sandi Driml and her husband Scott, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; a son, Robert Orben and his wife Sharon, of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Sarah and Zoe Driml, and David Bell; and one great-grandchild, Jesse Bell.
In addition to his parents, Fritz was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Tony Wells; and two brothers, Coe Orben and Richard "Butch" Orben.

Frederick "Fritz", 78, of Hermitage
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday (4-15-19) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Funeral service: Noon,Monday in the funeral home, with the Very Rev. Richard Allen, E.V., pastor of Church of Notre Dame, officiating.
Published on April 11, 2019
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3 posts

Sue McAleer
Apr 15, 2019
Very special man love and prayers for Cindy
Ronnie Manilla
Apr 12, 2019
What a great guy and the best neighbor. Thoughts are with all of you
Joyce "DeLise" Hudspeth
Apr 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family for your loss. I saw the notice on line in the Herald.