Dick Fritz, a former resident of Westchester and Marina del Rey, passed away Wednesday, August 23rd, in Rancho Mirage.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in December in Palm Desert.

Donations or memorials can be made in his name to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert.

Fritz was an accomplished musician in Los Angeles, according to his wife, Marilyn Fritz.

He was a composer, an arranger and an instrumentalist, and he worked as a staff musician for the CBS television network and taught the D. Grove Music Workshops for advanced students.

Dick and Marilyn Fritz lived in Westchester and Marina del Rey for many years.

They owned the Love Tennis Shop in Marina del Rey for 25 years before retiring to Palm Desert, where Dick Fritz continued to expand his creative energies by taking up abstract painting.

Many of his paintings are displayed on the “gallery” walls of the Fritz’s newly built modernist home in Palm Desert.

Fritz was preceded in death by his son Scott Fritz.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; daughter Paula Andrews of Riverside, Connecticut; daughter Lori Landers of Plantation, Florida; daughter Lyn Garcia of Camas, Washington; son Adam Fritz of Vancouver, Washington; son Jay Reynolds of Los Angeles; and ten grandchildren.