H. Ira Fritz, Ph.D., age 80 of Dayton, passed away April 26 at Kettering Medical Center. Dr. Fritz was a retired biochemistry professor from Wright State University and was a professor at Union Institute. He was a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue and Men’s Club, and a member of Rod & Reel Fishing Club. Dr. Fritz is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Evelyn; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jay Agranoff of Columbus; son, Will Fritz of Chicago; grandchildren, Max, Sam and Mindy Agranoff; nieces, nephews and cousins; Evelyn Fritz’s sisters and brothers-in-law; and many other relatives and friends. Interment was at Beth Abraham Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, American Heart Association or Beth Abraham Synagogue in Dr. Fritz’s memory.
Joseph K. Glatterman, age 93 of Dayton, passed away May 3 at his residence. Mr. Glatterman was an aircraft mechanic during World War II. He began his career as a social studies teacher, was a buyer for Elder-Beerman, and became a respiratory therapist, retiring from Miami Valley Hospital. He was a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue. Mr. Glatterman is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marian B.; daughters and son-in-law, Maureen (Gregg) Stark, Phyllis McNabb, all of Columbus; sister, Delores “Mickey” Shepard of Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Ritz, Jeremy Stark, Jessica (John) Sims, Benjamin (Heather) McNabb, Daniel McNabb; 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Stanley and Connie Blum of Dayton; and many other relatives and friends. Interment was at Beth Abraham Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Abraham Synagogue or Vitas Hospice in Mr. Glatterman’s memory.