Corinne Kaitz Obituary (1930-2021) – Resident of Fresno, CA.

Corinne Mae Kaitz (Plesko)
September 6, 1930 ~ October 4, 2021
Fresno resident
Corinne Kaitz was born on September 6, 1930 to Thomas Plesko & Mollie Zobec in Roslyn, Washington. She died on October 4, 2021 in Fresno, California, aged 91 with her daughter by her side.
Corinne attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington. There she appeared as the pianist in the very first live performance of the Seattle Youth Symphony in 1947 under the direction of Frances Aranyi. The symphony orchestra became known nationwide.
Corinne later attended the University of Washington to study music theory.
Corinne married Edward Kaitz and had 4 children. Leslie, Ed, Vicki and John.
Corinne worked as a clerk for the Santa Cruz District. She volunteered for the Santa Cruz County Art Museum and produced the first “Wearable Art” fashion shows.
Corinne loved to watch her two sons’ sporting events and never missed a game. She was also an avid Giants fan.
She loved visiting the Kuumbwa Jazz Center and was a huge supporter of the Santa Cruz Symphony & SF Symphony.
After Corinne moved to Fresno to be around her daughter, she volunteered for CASA. She spent over a year advocating for the court-appointed judge for abused and neglected children after spending considerable time with each child.
Corinne loved fast cars, was an excellent skier, and played the piano eloquently to pass on her wisdom to her children, grandchildren and many of her friends.
She touched many lives through her love for music and a good book.
Corinne leaves 4 children behind. Leslie Fitzpatrick from Seattle, Washington, Ed Kaitz from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Vicki Costello from Scottsdale, AZ and John Kaitz from Pacifica, California, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
There will be a service at the grave on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 10 a.m. Oakwood Memorial Park 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz, California.
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Published by Santa Cruz Sentinel on October 16, 2021.

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