Violet M. "Syl" Gratz

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Violet Marie "Syl" Gratz, 91, of Westminster, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at her residence, where she lived with her son and daughter-in-law.

Born May 9, 1922, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles Thomas Rollins and Emma Roth Rollins. She was the wife of the late Richard Frederick Gratz II.

Before retiring, she worked at Hahn's in Westminster and also enjoyed being a homemaker. She helped with Meals on Wheels and the Reese Carnival. She was active in foster care, taking on five children at a time. She enjoyed nature, gardening and was an animal lover.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Phillip and Michelle Gratz, and Richard and Kathy Gratz, all of Westminster; and grandchildren Richard Gratz, Haley Jensen and husband Donald, Tabetha Gratz and Isaiah Sams.

She was predeceased by numerous brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Steen officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.

Memorial contributions may sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services
254 E Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848 -7575
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 6, 2013
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