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Celebrating the life of
Ellen Flynn Spitz
Passed away on March 15, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. - Friday, March 22, 2019
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Friday, March 22, 2019
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitefield Avenue (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

Christina, David & Spitz Family - Sending my deepest condolences to you all on the passing of this marvelous woman I was privileged to know. While I didn't know her the longest or the best, she was someone whose name I would hear and an immediate smile would come to my face. I loved her stories and her spirit. She was a one of a kind and she will be missed. With love, Kim Spelman

Kimberly Jean Spelman, Savannah, GA

Ellen was a beautiful woman, in body and in spirit. She was so loving to my daughters, and they are devastated by her passing....as am I. She was New York....in style and mindset, and I loved her for it. She will be missed by all.

Marilyn Sheridan, Savannah, Georgia

I had the pleasure of styling Ellen’shair many years ago at O’Hara’s Salon in the Village on Skidaway Island. She was a remarkable person and I sure enjoyed my time with her! I am also a member of St. James Catholic Church and enjoyed greeting her there. My heartfelt sympathy to all of her family. Sincerely, Anita Morgan

Anita Morgan , Savannah , Ga

Ellen was one of the ladies I played tennis with and against when I first came to The Landings 24 years ago. Ingrid was her partner, they were an awesome team. Yes, Ellen always looked stunning when she would get 'fixed up'. Know I asked her on several occasions to please show me how to tie a scarf. Also remember, she would play tennis in the cool weather in a long sleeve black cashmere sweater with holes in the elbows, I thought that was so cool. I remember when she was going to take up golf and purchased a nifty white golf bag. Didn't see her much in the last few years, but when I did, we always chatted for a bit and talked about old times. Ellen was a very classy, friendly, lovely lady and she will be missed. I'm so glad she passed my way. Grayce Ryden Savannah Georgia

Grayce Ryden, Savannah, GA

I loved her and give thanks that she had that small luncheon just a few weeks ago She was one special lady and friend - will miss her. Will be a her service. Nancy

Nancy Minor, HiltonHeadIsland, South Carolina

She loved to have fun, I will miss her greatly. Thoughts for Christina and all the family.

David D’Arcy, Savannah, Ga

We will miss the joy and enthusiasm that you brought to every occasion and the love that you shared with us all. We remember your vibrant, youthful self who loved greasy hamburgers and a great party. You were the grandparent that my children remember the most. Your love of children was a special part of who you were. We will miss you.

Sandy Spitz, Nashville, Tn

Ellen Flynn Spitz died on March 15, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. A native of New York City, she came to love Savannah and called it her home too. Ellen was known for her kindness, quick wit, effervescence and warmth. She brought so much joy to her family and friends.

Before retiring, Ellen worked in the fashion industry, and will always be remembered for her unique style – the signature scarves and gorgeous hair! She will be greatly missed.

Ellen married her beloved Jim in 1969. He passed away in 2012.

Her survivors include her daughter Ellen Christina Spitz; step children Anne Spitz Brown, William Taylor Spitz, and Elizabeth Spitz Morgan; grandchildren Kelsy Brown, Caitie Morgan and Lauren Spitz, Katherine Spitz Hale and Carrie Spitz Purser; and sister Patricia Nettleton.

A funeral mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitefield Ave, at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2019 with visitation at 10 a.m. before the service. A reception for family and friends is to follow at the Oglethorpe Club, 450 Bull Street.

Remembrances may be sent to United Way of Coastal Georgia, 428 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

 

 

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Candle tribute lit by Lauren Spitz — Tennessee

Christina, David & Spitz Family - Sending my deepest condolences to you all on the passing of this marvelous woman I was privileged to know. While I didn't know her the longest or the best, she was someone whose name I would hear and an immediate smile would come to my face. I loved her stories and her spirit. She was a one of a kind and she will be missed. With love, Kim Spelman

Kimberly Jean Spelman, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Anne Spitz Brown — South Carolina

Ellen was a beautiful woman, in body and in spirit. She was so loving to my daughters, and they are devastated by her passing....as am I. She was New York....in style and mindset, and I loved her for it. She will be missed by all.

Marilyn Sheridan, Savannah, Georgia

I had the pleasure of styling Ellen’shair many years ago at O’Hara’s Salon in the Village on Skidaway Island. She was a remarkable person and I sure enjoyed my time with her! I am also a member of St. James Catholic Church and enjoyed greeting her there. My heartfelt sympathy to all of her family. Sincerely, Anita Morgan

Anita Morgan , Savannah , Ga

Ellen was one of the ladies I played tennis with and against when I first came to The Landings 24 years ago. Ingrid was her partner, they were an awesome team. Yes, Ellen always looked stunning when she would get 'fixed up'. Know I asked her on several occasions to please show me how to tie a scarf. Also remember, she would play tennis in the cool weather in a long sleeve black cashmere sweater with holes in the elbows, I thought that was so cool. I remember when she was going to take up golf and purchased a nifty white golf bag. Didn't see her much in the last few years, but when I did, we always chatted for a bit and talked about old times. Ellen was a very classy, friendly, lovely lady and she will be missed. I'm so glad she passed my way. Grayce Ryden Savannah Georgia

Grayce Ryden, Savannah, GA

I loved her and give thanks that she had that small luncheon just a few weeks ago She was one special lady and friend - will miss her. Will be a her service. Nancy

Nancy Minor, HiltonHeadIsland, South Carolina

She loved to have fun, I will miss her greatly. Thoughts for Christina and all the family.

David D’Arcy, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kelsy Anne Brown — Massachusetts

We will miss the joy and enthusiasm that you brought to every occasion and the love that you shared with us all. We remember your vibrant, youthful self who loved greasy hamburgers and a great party. You were the grandparent that my children remember the most. Your love of children was a special part of who you were. We will miss you.

Sandy Spitz, Nashville, Tn


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