Louis Andrew (Louie) Birtz 65 of Winchester died on March 9, 2010 in the comforts of his home.
Louie was born the son of Mavis V. (Wright) and Alfred V. Birtz on May 1, 1944 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was educated locally and graduated from Commerce High School class of 1962. As a young toddler Louie’s father died and his mother remarried to Mr. Steven Peters. The family grew close and Steven accepted and raised Louie as his own child.
After High School Louis went to college and studied Engineering graduating with an Associates of Science. Soon after his graduation from college he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Louie served his enlistment and was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman E-3. He served during the Vietnam Era. In 1965 Mr. Birtz accepted a position with C+S Wholesale Grocers in Brattleboro, Vermont. He moved to Winchester, NH. In 1979 to be closer to work. Mr. Birtz worked in many roles at other facilities for the company. Louie was the Maintenance Manager for the plant and the longest running employee to date. He retired in 1997 after 42 years of loyal service.
Louie was a confirmed bachelor and was liked and loved by many. He is survived by his siblings; Victoria Koski and her husband Robert of Worcester, MA. His brother, Steven Peters Jr. of Griswold, CT. Two nephews; Timothy Koski and Daniel Koski. He also leaves a niece; Amy Koski. His many friends from the Winchester community and second family at C+S Wholesalers will all miss his presence. Louie is pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Alfred Birtz Jr. who passed in 1991.
Louis enjoyed his work being a part of the team and seeing his work family. In his leisure time he enjoyed time on his computer. He would go fishing to be a part of nature and relax. Later on in life he would go hunting with his camera to capture on film the natural beauty of nature. For many years he could be heard on his HAM radio with operator handle WB1HGT talking to people all over the world. Mostly Mr. Birtz was a quiet, private person who enjoyed his family, nephews and his niece.
At the request of Mr. Birtz all services will be private. In lieu of flowers monitory donations may be made in memory of Louis A. Birtz to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, CT. 06492.