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Synthia Susan Hamm Fritz MAT ’70

Synthia Susan Hamm Fritz MAT ’70, September 21, 2007, in Lake Oswego, from a rare heart-valve disorder. Susan received a BA from Oregon State University in English literature. In 1962, she married Dennis Fritz. She taught high school English, and became a certified master gardener, and later a landscape designer, specializing in plant material selection. She was a member of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. Susan had remarkable acumen in business affairs, and made a two-person consulting practice, D.W. Fritz Engineers, one of the premier design and building companies in the Pacific Northwest. Her interests also included Asian art, primitive camping at the Oregon coast, and river rafting. Survivors include her husband; two sons, including Benjamin Fritz ’89; and three grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2008

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