Gertrud  Fritze Photo

Gertrud Fritze

Age: 91

Date of Death: June 04, 2024

Warren, NJ

Gertrud Fritze, active parishioner at Our Lady of the Mount Church for 60 years, Devoted Catholic, Wife and Mother Born Oct 13, 1932 in Heidelberg Germany and emigrated to America in 1952 at the age of 20 with her brother Franz Berger to pursue the American Dream. Trudy lived in Woodside Queens for a time and worked for a German Newspaper in Downtown Manhattan. In 1960 she married her beloved husband Karl H Fritze, a Chef from Kiel, Germany and had three children, Michael, Barbara, Tom and a very special dog named Monday. They moved to Warren NJ in 1964 and joined Our Lady Of The Mount parish. They loved entertaining at home often cooking up lavish dinners for friends and guests. Gertrud was a gifted baker and was known for the many cakes, torts and very special Christmas cookies she gifted year after year to so many of her friends. Knitting, she made many comfort afghan blankets to generously gifted to friends and family. She loved gardening and always had the most beautiful flower beds. She loved to Travel, remembering special trips to Canada especially Thousand Islands with her daughter Barbara and seeing her eldest son Micheal with his wife Gerri at their Vineyard in Virginia and she treasured her holiday visits with her youngest son Tom in California. Gertrud is Predeceased by her husband Karl, 4 siblings and her parents. She is survived by her son Micheal Fritze (Gerry) Barbara Fritze-Liuzzi (Nick) and Tom Fritze and her sister Helga Gilligan and many Nieces and Nephews.