Richard A. Gritz, 69, a manager with Kmart and the former S.S. Kresge stores for 49 years, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 1997) in Westminster Village Hospital, Allentown, Pa., after a brief illness.
Born in Allentown, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Kmart in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Leona M. O'Reilly Gritz of Allentown and a sister, Dorothy Gilly of Allentown.
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown.