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”