Obituary of Paul S. Fritz

Paul Samuel Fritz


Died at Kingston, Ontario, January 16.  Youngest son of Arthur Gerald Fritz and Lura Vivian (Green) Fritz.  He is survived by his partner and spouse of 57 years, David Russo and a sister Pauline.

Predeceased by his brother, Robert, sisters, Myria (Saunders) and Eunice (Dobbie).

Paul was a graduate of Queen’s (B.A. 1961), University of Wisconsin (M.A. 1961) and Cambridge University (D.Phil. 1966).

He was Professor of Modern British History at McMaster University from 1966-1999.

In retirement he and his partner, David, developed the iconic Oak Leaf Gardens that were judged second in Canada in 2008 and were the subject of two TV programmes on PBS.  Paul specialized in heritage roses and lectured widely on these and other related topics in both eastern Ontario and northern N.Y. State.

Cremation has taken place and a private burial will occur at a later date.  Online condolences and memories may be left at

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