Dorothy C. Fritz, 67, registered nurse, volunteer

April 28, 2004

Dorothy C. Fritz, a retired registered nurse and volunteer, died Friday of acute respiratory distress syndrome at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 67 and lived in Perry Hall.

She was born Dorothy Colvin in Charlottesville, Va., and raised in Dulaney Valley. She was a 1955 graduate of Towson High School and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Church Home Hospital in 1958.

Mrs. Fritz began her nursing career at Greater Baltimore Medical Center as a floor nurse in the early 1960s and worked there for more than 20 years. In 1987, she moved to Arizona where she was a home health care nurse for five years before returning to Perry Hall.

From 1992 until retiring in 2000, she was a coordinating nurse for Staff Builders Home Health Care.

She was a Salvation Army volunteer and an active member of the Church Home Hospital Alumni Association.

Mrs. Fritz was married in 1959 to James T. Fritz Jr., an acoustical engineer, who died in 1994.

She enjoyed counted cross-stitch and gardening.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Steven and Dianna Morgan, 10600 Lakespring Way, Cockeysville.

Mrs. Fritz is survived by two daughters, Lauri A. Morrison of Westfield, N.J., and Dr. Kelly Fritz of Lusby; her father and stepmother, J. Walton and Regina Colvin of Hemet, Calif.; a brother, Gordon Colvin of Somerset, Va.; and four grandchildren.

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