Edward J. Gritz
January 22, 1943 – July 9, 2019
Edward Gritz of Valley Cottage, NY, 76 years old, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2019. Edward was a lifelong resident of New York, living both in the Bronx and Valley Cottage. He was born on January 22, 1943, to William and Rita Gritz. He attended ColumbusHigh School in the Bronx. He married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Lucille Leone, in 1966. He was a routeman for El Diario and a proud member of the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers’ Union for 40 years. He enjoyed gardening and was an avidtrain collector and frequent patron of Disney World. He was a faithful Ranger and Met fan but his greatest joys came from his family, especially his loving grandchildren. He is survived by his daughters Christine and Tara, Linda and son-in-law Raymond, andJennifer and son-in-law Christopher; and the prides and joys of his life, his grandchildren, Michael, Dillon, Kaylee, Abigail, Thomas, and Samantha. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lucille. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 at St. Paul’s Church, Congers, followed by interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, NY.
- Visiting Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Visiting Friday, July 12, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, July 13, 2019
Edward J. Gritz
July 11, 2019
We had many years of fun and laughter
Starting out in the Bronx and continue our time at Huntington than going North to Valley Cottage.
The best 4th of July was spending it with the Gritz’s.
You are now together with Lucille and laughing together again. You made my whole family happy.
Love you! 💕
July 10, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Eddie. Sending prayers to the entire family. I was just talking to my brother Robert about Eddie a few weeks ago and we have such fond memories of all of the great parties that Eddie and Lucy would have. These parties, especially the 4th of July parties in Long Island, were part of my childhood. Every party was filled with so much love and laughter and that is something I will always remember and be thankful for. Sending hugs and prayers to all of his girls. Eddie will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Eddie.