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Celia M. Fritz

Celia M. Fritz, 97, formerly of Amsterdam, NY died on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville, NY.

She was born in Perth, NY on September 9, 1923 to John and Mary Suszek Podolec. Celia was a lifelong Amsterdam resident.

She had been employed by Mohawk Dress Company as a Seamstress.

On April 17, 1948 she was united in marriage to Arthur P. Fritz and shared over 43 years together. Arthur died on February 3, 1992.

Celia earned her G.E.D. when she was 78 years old.

She was a member of the Church of Saint John the Baptist and St. Stanislaus Church. She also was a member of the St. John’s Ladies Rosary Society; the St. Stanislas Rosary Society; St. Stanislaus Seniors group along with her husband; and enjoyed cooking and watching sports.

Celia is survived by her son Peter A. Fritz and his wife, Kathleen, of Wilmington, NC; her daughters Ruth M. Deller and her husband, Lawrence, of Penn Yan, NY; Diane C. Pelosi and her husband, Douglas, of Johnstown, NY; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Celia was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony Podolec, Julian Podolec, Paul Podolec, Leo Podolec and sisters, Anna Reksc and Violet Domkowski.

Visitation will be from 2 to4 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Amsterdam Funeral Chapel, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. at St Stanislaus Church on Saturday, October 10 with the Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis as Celebrant.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Amsterdam, NY.

Donations may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice; American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Assoc.