Nitz, Kathleen Teresa Kathleen Teresa Nitz, a Redondo Beach resident for 15 years, passed away August 30, 2009. She was born September 22, 1918, in Kansas City, Kansas. Kathleen was the beloved wife of Benno William Nitz (deceased), mother of Michael (Marilyn) Nitz, Benno (Paulette) Nitz Jr. (Deceased), Joyce Nitz, William Nitz, Janet Nitz; grandmother of Michele (David) Ward and Marc (Noelle) Nitz; great-grandmother of Samuel Nitz, Lucy Nitz, Ashley Ward, Hailey Ward, Karina Ward; and sister of Mary Ellen Caraher. She was an avid bridge player and was very active in the Redondo Beach senior organization. Her greatest pleasures were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Visitation and rosary will be held Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 P.M., at the Rice Mortuary, 5301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, September 3, 10:00 A.M., at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent St., Redondo Beach, with burial services following at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Nitz Family, We will miss Kathleen’s persistant smile and undying kindness. For the past ten years, since we met Kathleen, we always enjoyed her company and will miss her presence at family functions in the future. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Nitz family as you grieve the loss a true matriarch. Michael & Violet Ward

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