Henry C. Ritz, retired vice president for sales of the Baltimore Paint and Chemical Co., died of cancer Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 84 and lived in the Dulaney Towers Condominiums and Apartments.
A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Ritz was being offered today in the chapel at the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.
He retired from the paint and chemical company about 18 years ago, ending a career that began when he went to work as a youth for the Murphy Varnish Co. in Newark, N.J., a predecessor of Baltimore Paint and Chemical.
The Bloomfield, N.J., native came to Baltimore in 1953.
His wife, the former Mary Ellen Glynn, died in 1980.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Fautsch of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa.; five nieces; and a nephew.