Susan B. Fritz, a longtime volunteer and sportswoman, died at her Ruxton home Sunday after an eight-month battle with lymphoma. She was 82.
She was born Susan Baker in Baltimore and lived in Guilford until she was 12, when, because of her family's interest in fox hunting, they moved to Manor Hill Farm on My Lady's Manor in Monkton.
Mrs. Fritz attended the Bryn Mawr School and graduated in 1945 from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon and graduated in 1949 from Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.
In 1950, she married Dr. William F. Fritz, a Baltimore internist. While he was completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, the couple lived in Boston, and later, when he was studying at the National Heart Institute in Bethesda, they lived in Rockville.
They returned to Baltimore in 1955, and lived for many years at Bryn Arden, their Seminary Avenue home, before moving to Ruxton in the late 1980s.
An accomplished horsewoman, Mrs. Fritz was a member of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club and fox hunted for many years.
She also enjoyed playing tennis and was a member of the A-team for the Elkridge Club in interclub matches.
Forced to give up tennis because of hip surgery, she began playing golf and played regularly at the Elkridge Club, where she made a hole-in-one when she was 65.
A past member of the Guilford Garden Club, she had been a member of the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1961 and was involved in the Carry-On Shop, the thrift shop run by the Women's Board.
She had also served on the boards of the Garrison Forest School and the Mt. Vernon Club, and was a former member of the Committee of the Baltimore Assembly and the Colonial Dames.
Mrs. Fritz enjoyed spending summers at a second home she maintained in Jaffrey Center, N. H. She also was an avid collector of Quimper pottery and antique cast iron doorstops.
Mrs. Fritz was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owing Mills, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
In addition to her husband of 59 years, Mrs. Fritz is survived by a son, William F. B. Fritz of Annapolis; two daughters, Ellen Fritz Clattenburg of Weathersfield, Vt., and Ann Fritz Hackett of McLean, Va.; a brother, Daniel Baker of Ruxton; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.