Kathy L. Holland

Born November 20, 1944

Holland, Kathy Lee Fritz Nov. 20, 1944 – Sept. 15, 2013

Kathy was born in Lima Ohio to C.G. “Nick” and Dorothy Fritz and was raised in Delphos, Ohio. She grew up surrounded by numerous Uncles and Aunts and enjoyed small town life. She had a wonderful childhood and very loving parents. Kathy’s father was in the National Guard and was transferred to Sarasota in 1959, she graduated from Sarasota High School in 1962 and Kathy remained in Sarasota for the rest of her life. Kathy married Horace in 1964 and they remained married until her death. Horace has always said that she was the best thing that ever happened to him. She helped Horace run his business for thirty seven years as the vice president and bookkeeper of Holland Plumbing Service. She also sold real estate for several years and was cofounder and owner of Pitter Patter, a children’s resale shop. She sold Pitter Patter in 2003. Kathy was a proud member of the Daughters of The American Revolution. Kathy was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She cared for her parents and her brother when they were ill. She was always there for her husband as a partner and a friend, showing both Horace and her children unconditional love. She taught by example how to be a good parent and Kathy provided before and after care when her granddaughters were in grade school. She also watched them in the summer, which her granddaughters referred to as “camp grandma”. In Kathy’s world, family was always the number one priority. Kathy had numerous close friends many of whom considered Kathy their best friend. She was known for her truthful and sensible advice, sense of humor, and loyalty. Her friends will feel a void without her presence in their lives. In 1986, Kathy and Horace designed and built their current home in eight months. Kathy painted every board inside and outside, and decorated the house herself in an antique theme. She was always pleasantly surprised when people complimented her home. Kathy enjoyed shopping, especially for other people. She enjoyed the challenge of finding a good bargain and a great gift. Her favorite stores to shop in were antique and second hand furniture stores. She was also an avid reader. In the last several years of her life, Kathy and Horace traveled the country with their fifth wheel in tow. They traveled throughout the United States and Canada from Prince Edward Island to California. Kathy loved traveling with Horace and they felt that their travels brought them even closer together. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents C.G. “Nick” and Dorothy Fritz, and brother, Richard Fritz. She is survived by her husband, Horace, son Cameron, daughter in law Nova, daughter Alyse McFadden, brother, Larry Fritz, and granddaughters, Macy, Laney, and Tatum. The loss of Kathy has left a great void in the lives of her family. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be sent to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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Diane Miller

October 4, 2013

Horace, Cam, Alyse and families, so sorry for your loss.

September 29, 2013

Horace, Cam & Alyse and family...I feel as if sister has gone...hard to put my feelings for Kathy into words. She was
there for me so many sad and happy occasions...and traveled with me so many times...I will miss her always.

Nedra Foster Duffy

Dick & Lora Shook

September 28, 2013

Dear Horace, Alyse, Cam and family,
Kathy is an amazing woman with so much courage. I am so very thankful to have known her. I will always treasure the the time we spent together. She is sadly missed and will always be in our hearts. Our deepest condolences for you and your family.

Laura Diekman

September 28, 2013

Alyse and family, I am so sorry for your loss! William and I loved your mom the first time we meet her, she was so friendly and funny, you are in our prayers!

September 26, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Horace and family.
Kenny & Janet Tomas, Warm Mineral Springs, FL

September 26, 2013

I have great memories of Kathy growing up. She was a dear friend to everyone who knew her. She will be missed.Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

with our love,
Kelly, John, Brett and Marisa

Jim & Betty Vernon

September 25, 2013

With deepest sympathy. Our dear friend will be missed terribly.
Jim and Betty Vernon

Lorie Marsh

September 24, 2013

Dear,Horace,Alyse and Cam
Kathy will always be in my heart she was such an amazing woman.
My heart goes out to all of you ,very sorry for your loss.

Peggy Potter Day

September 23, 2013

Horace. Alyse, Cam and families: So sorry to hear about Kathy. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed knowing her. She will be dearly missed but will be in our hearts forever. Sincerely,

Bob and Ann DesRochers

September 23, 2013

Horace, We were so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Bob and Ann