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September 20, 1937 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Raetz, Fritz, beloved husband of Edna Raetz and father of three children, Diane, Pam and Douglas, passed away on January 21,2024. He was 86 years old and in addition to his wife and children is survived by his sister Rosemarie and five grandchildren: Aiden, Jackson, Parker, Thomas and Olivia. Born in Switzerland, in 1937 to Fritz Ratz and Marie-Louise Ratz-Jaeggi he was the youngest of three children. He moved to New York for work where he met, fell in love and married Edna. He traveled for work and pleasure to over eighty countries, was an enthusiastic tennis player, an Islanders fan, an avid reader and most importantly a wonderful husband and father. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, January 24th, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Conklin St, Farmingdale. Funeral Service Thursday, January 25th, 11 am at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Farmingdale. Interment following at St. Charles Cemetery.