Fritz William Hintze age 92, passed away peacefully July 4, 2013 after several years of declining health.
He was born April 9 1921 in Hamburg Germany to Margaret Thrun and William Hintze. His father brought the family to America in 1926 to live in Washington D.C. when he was invited to perform with the Washington National Symphony.
Fritz and his siblings were raised in the German Orphanage in Washington after the sudden death of their father.
He married the love of his life, Ledagole Ryals, in 1942. Shortly thereafter he joined the Marines and proudly served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during WWII.
After his discharge they made their home and raised their family in Maryland.
Following the war he worked for Garwood Industries and became a Certified Public Accountant. He later worked for the Stone Straw Corporation, prior to opening a Real Estate office with Leda in College Park, Maryland.
After many successful years in real estate, they retired to Wake Forest.
Fritz was a true gentleman and showed his love for his fellowman in numerous ways. He had a great sense of humor and maintained it even during his illness. He loved to play golf and enjoyed many games with his golfing buddies.
Fritz was a member of Wake Forest United Methodist Church. He was also active in the Masons for more than 50 years and served as Master of his Masonic Lodge. He was very active with the Scottish Rite and the Eastern Star as long as his health permitted.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, July 8, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Warren officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church, 1771 North Carolina 50 Benson, NC.
He is survived by his wife, Leda Hintze; sons, Donald Hintze of Florida, Edward Hintze and wife Susie of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Richard and Bill, sister Gerda and daughter Sue Ellen.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest memorials to Wake Forest United Methodist Church at 905 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587, Hospice of Wake County at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or a charity of your choice.
They are grateful to several people who have been so helpful during his illness especially Pete Gallo, June Parker and Debbie Wright and many neighbors and church friends. Thanks also to the staff at Carolina House and especially Glenda Grant and others with Hospice of Wake County for their excellent care.
Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811).