Alice Jordan Gritz


On October 1, Alice Jordan Gritz (née Jordan) of Silver Spring at 90. She is survived by husband Herman Gritz; children Marc Gritz, Shawn Gritz (Abby) and Julie Gritz Coe (Alan); and grandchildren Brandon and Ryan Gritz, Joshua, Bradley and Alison Gritz, and Reece and Riley Coe. She was predeceased by parents Warren Drysdale Jordan and Virginia Adele (née Robbins) Jordan; and sisters Norma Jeanne Green, Virginia May Storton, Phebe Adele Jandrall and Shirley Ann McDonald.

An avid bird-lover, Alice created a backyard sanctuary where birds could eat and play; her special red hummingbird feeder sat right outside the kitchen window where she could watch them as she drank her morning coffee. She adored animals, especially her pets like her dogs, Spike and Daisy.

Alice enjoyed attending Maryland basketball games; spending long summer days at the backyard pool with family and friends; traveling with the gang to Florida; spending time at the Delaware shore with her family; reading books; and showering love on everyone she met. She treasured keeping in touch with her extended family and the close connections she had with them. She devoted her life to her family; they were her greatest joy.

Contributions in her memory may be made to an animal-rescue charity of your choice.

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