Barbara A. Stritzinger, 83, family business manager

February 02, 2005

Barbara A. Stritzinger, a retired co-owner and business manager of a family-owned appliance refinishing business, died of leukemia Jan. 26 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Long Green resident was 83.

Barbara A. Vasold was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. She was a graduate of St. Michael's Business School and in 1943 married Aloysius J. Stritzinger.

In 1955, the couple established Appliance Refinishers Inc. in Long Green, specializing in appliances, kitchen cabinets and furniture. They sold the business in 1985 and retired.

Mrs. Stritzinger was a cat fancier and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

She was a longtime communicant and adviser to the Christian Youth Community at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Hydes, where a funeral Mass was offered Saturday.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Michael J. Stritzinger of Bel Air and Richard D. Stritzinger of Hinsdale, Mass.; three daughters, Barbara A. Bartley of Leander, Texas, Maureen E. Beynon of Fallston and Joan L. Dawn of Catonsville; a brother, James Vasold of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Wiegand of Essex; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two other daughters, Mary Lou Stritzinger and Eileen Stritzinger, died in the 1940s.

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