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James (Jim) Fredrick Frintner, 70

Member of the first graduating class of Montgomery High School

1953 - 2024

James (Jim) Fredrick Frintner

James (Jim) Fredrick Frintner, 70, lived a life of curiosity, love, and humor. He died on March 24, 2024 at his home in Collingswood, New Jersey.

Jim was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1953 to Evelyn Gallmeyer Frintner and Fredrick Frank Frintner. His family relocated from Westwood to Belle Mead, about 10 years later.

Jim became an intrinsic leader of the first graduating class of Montgomery High School, serving as senior class president, enjoying athletics, publishing an underground newspaper, and starting his first of several rock bands. He was inspired by his teacher and soccer coach to pursue a career in the graphic arts, and began working at a local print shop.

In 1971, he entered Rochester Institute of Technology, first focusing on photography, then completing his studies in printing management at RIT and in Watford, England. Accepting a surprising opportunity in Minnesota after graduation, Jim leapt into management roles at companies in Rochester, Minneapolis, and St. Paul over the next 10 years. During his years in the Midwest, he developed a keen interest in emerging printing technologies, and returned to Europe to pursue collaborative partnerships.


He met his wife, Mary, in Minneapolis in 1980, and they were married the same year. Their first child was born in 1983. Jim was an unapologetically proud New Jersey-ite, and the family returned to South Jersey in 1985, where they soon welcomed a second daughter. 

Jim assumed management of the publishing operation of Kepner-Tregoe, a Princeton area-based training and consulting firm that relied on Jim's team for print and digital production and distribution. He also honed and implemented a personal business philosophy of employee involvement and mutual benefit. Jim spun off the group as an independent entity in 2010, and continued work with an international print network until his retirement in 2017.

Jim was a devoted father. He and Mary enjoyed fostering relationships with their daughters' friends and families. As the girls grew to adulthood, found their life partners, and pursued their dreams, Jim was their biggest fan. 

Along the way, Jim found time to pursue other passions. He loved music of any kind, road trips, grilling in the summertime, body surfing in North Carolina, baseball, and traveling the world.

He became deeply involved in the Moorestown Monthly and Philadelphia Yearly Quaker meetings, and found their unprogrammed worship a rich source of spiritual guidance.

In recent years, he sang in the Greater South Jersey Chorus, and enjoyed the peace and shoreline of southeastern Lake Michigan.

Jim's surviving family includes his wife Mary Klotz Frintner, his children Carly Frintner and Christa Redner and their spouses Frank Ortiz and Clark Redner, and his grandchild Charlie James. He is also survived by sisters Janice Jost, Joyce Poff, and Valerie Schonewald, treasured nieces and nephews, and the kindest of friends, colleagues, and neighbors.

A memorial meeting for worship to celebrate Jim's life will be held at the Moorestown Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse at 118 E. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ on Sunday, April 7, at 2 pm. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Friends Service Committee ( or the Greater South Jersey Chorus (


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