Pearl J. Stolz, 90, of New Milford, died Jan. 19 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Edward J. Stolz Sr.
Mrs. Stolz was born June 6, 1922, in Little Ferry, N.J., daughter of the late Henry and Willamina Quitchoff Anderson. She was a resident of New Milford since 2004, having moved from Colorado Springs, Colo.
She led a very active life. She contributed to the World War II effort by working as a quality engineer inspecting plane engines at Wright Aeronautical.
She went on to do something she loved, working in the arts-and-crafts department at Somers Manor in New York.
Mrs. Stolz had a diverse variety of interests and hobbies. She loved making and collecting ceramic art, painting, macramÃ©, puzzles, photo books and growing flowers. She had a passion for traveling and toured the world extensively with her family.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, who was a Navy pilot and New York City fireman, she is survived by two sons, Edward J. Stolz, and his wife, Maryann, of Poughquag, N.Y.; and Paul Stolz, and his wife, Nancy, of New Milford; two daughters, Carol A. Tani, and her husband, Paul, of Milford, Del.; and Mary Ellen Frazee, and her husband, Robert, of Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Clair Warchalosky; a grandson, Stephen Stolz; and a great-granddaughter, Meaghan Wells.
Burial will be in the spring at St. Francis Cemetery in New Milford.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford CT 06776.