Karen Parsells Fritsch was born December 3, 1948 to Howard and Emily Parsells. She graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School in 1966. She married her best friend, Carl Fritsch, on May 24, 1969. Karen was the first female member of the Closter Ambulance Corps. She co-owned and operated All-American Airport Service from 1966 – 1986 in Closter. Karen moved to Orlando, Florida in 1986, where she worked as a Captain in the catering department at Universal Studios. She has two children, Tammie Fritsch Helmick and Robert Fritsch, and two grandchildren, Wesley  & Charlie Helmick. Karen left us too soon on May 24th, 2013. She will be greatly missed but will forever live in our hearts and in our memories.

This site is a memorial to celebrate to her life. Here we can share photos, memories and remember Karen for the amazing sister, wife, mother and grandmother that she was.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering -Bruce Lee

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