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Delphina S. Fritz


Delphina, “Del” Fritz, age 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Del was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1930, and was the daughter of the late Albert and Eugenia Espinosa. Del was predeceased by her husband, Robert P. Fritz, her granddaughter, Kendall E. Hawthorne, and her two brothers, David and Tito. Del is survived by her three daughters, Karen L Dealy and her husband Tom, of Reading, PA, Roberta J. Nava and her husband, Sam of Claymont, DE and Linda A. Hawthorne and her husband, Don of Wilmington, DE. Del is also survived by her three grandchildren who were the loves of her life, Amanda L. Birch and her husband, Greg, Tyler F. Hawthorne and his wife, Maggie and Trevor C. Hawthorne. Del is also survived by her brother Ben, two sisters, Sally Segovia (Greg) and Mary Helen Cardona. Del was a Navy veteran, a homemaker and retired from Christiana Hospital. She was an avid Phillies fan, loved garage sales, thrift shops and especially Goodwill, and enjoyed bowling and gardening and, of course, spending time with her family.

The family wishes to thank VITAS Hospice, all the nurses and her caregivers, also known as “Del’s Angels,” Cindy Blauvelt, Pleshette Walker, Andrea Trucksess, Heather Solley and Veronica Sochia for their extraordinary care, compassion, and love for Del during her illness. Thank you!

A celebration of life will be held at Chandler Funeral Home on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with family and friends.

“Mom, you will be missed and will be in our hearts forever. We don’t remember the days, we remember the moments filled with love. Love you Mommy”

Funeral Services

Celebration of Life will be held at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike on Friday October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am


    Carter writes,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and help during this time. Something that always helps me when facing situations like these, is the scripture at Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I'm sure you can understand why that helps me. I sincerely hope it can help you too.
    10/09/2018 09:30 am
    Mike & Cathy DiMauro writes,
    Our prayers go out to your family. Mike and I remember many fun nights of bowling with Del and you Karen please remember you’ll be in our thoughts at this sad time. God bless your family. Mike & Cathy DiMauro
    10/09/2018 10:52 am
    Maryhelen Cardona writes,
    Delfina Espinosa Fritz was: A child of the Heavenly Father A beautiful sister/daughter A wonderful wife A good mother. Love has no distance. We loved her yesterday, today, and forever. Maryhelen C. Medina, Alex Cardona, David Cardona, Lily Cardona, Andrew Cardona, Krystal Cardona, Analise Gonzalez, James Peterson
    10/09/2018 03:12 pm
    Mandy lit a candle and writes,
    Mom-Mom, I will always remember the memorable moments we shared together. You were such a kind, loving, generous and compassionate grandmother and friend. We will love you always. xoxoxo
    10/09/2018 04:48 pm
    Maureen Boland writes,
    My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to each of you. May God bless you during this very sad and difficult time with the loss of your sweet Mom. I remember her well from our childhood days and know how dearly she'll be missed by each of you. I pray all your memories stay with you all the days of your life until you are reunited again with your Mom, Dad, Kendall and all the other loved ones who are now departed. God bless each of you and keep you strong now when you need him the most.
    10/11/2018 02:41 pm

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