Catharine Ritz

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Catharine “Kay” Ritz, 90, of Virginia Beach, Va., died at 3:31 a.m. Saturday, March 9.

Kay was born July 27, 1922 in Glenolden, Pa., the daughter of Ethelbert and May Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Ritz.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (David) Stoy of Columbiana, Ohio, and a son, John (Sally) Ritz of Virginia Beach, Va. She leaves five grandchildren: Jeffrey (RaeAnn) Stoy, Columbiana, Ohio, Robert (Laura) Stoy of Austintown, Ohio, Jonathan (Rachel) Stoy of New Albany, Ohio, Summer (Randy) Barker of Columbiana, Ohio, and Molly (Kevin) Knaack of Chesapeake, Va. She leaves 11 great-grandchildren: Joshua, Jacob and Alli Stoy, Robert and Alexia Stoy, Cessna and Peyton Stoy and Jordan and Luke Barker, and Zane and Harper Knaack.

Kay was cremated as per her request. A memorial service will be held at a later date and her ashes will be spread over Chesapeake Bay.