Hans R. Fritschi of Mashpee, 83, died January 11 at home after battling Parkinson’s disease for more than a decade.
He was the widower of Joan (Schmidt) Fritschi, who died in 2014.
Having fallen in love with the Boston area while attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he spent 27 years at The Foxboro Company as a computer systems and software engineer.
Mr. Fritschi had a lifelong passion for music and spent more than 50 years singing with groups including the MIT Choral Society, Boston Concert Opera, Chaminade and Cape Cod Opera. The Enterprise arts and entertainment archives from the 2000s holds announcements of some of his parts with Cape Cod Opera and in February 2003 he is also highlighted as a member of the All Cape Company Chorus, along with Gene Cummings and Jules Rosenberg of Mashpee.
The Fritschis lived here during their retirement years. They were members of the Mashpee Democratic Town Committee and Mr. Fritschi also had served on the Mashpee-Wakeby Lake Management Committee.
He inherited his father’s love of travel adventure and especially enjoyed hiking and rafting trips out West, which he documented with well-organized slide shows.
He leaves a sister, Vicky Fritschi of Norfolk; a brother, Bruno Fritschi of Homewood, Alabama; many nieces and nephews; and other family.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his brother Carl Fritschi.
A celebration of his life will be Saturday, February 29, at 1 PM at the Dan’l Webster Inn, 149 Main Street in Sandwich.