Helga Fitch

Obituary of Helga H. Fitch

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Helga H. Ladewig Fitch, 86, of Lansingburgh, peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter Ramona on Thursday, November 3, 2022.


Born and educated in Flensburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Anne Marie Ladewig and the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Fitch, Sr., who passed away on May 2, 2001.


Mrs. Fitch was the owner and operator of Helga’s Fashionette in Lansingburgh and had previously been employed at Albany Felt.

Helga enjoyed spending time, the friendships she developed as well as chatting with customers at her daughter’s shop.


Devoted mother of Robert E. (Annemarie) Fitch, Jr., David B. (Stacey Richter) Fitch and Ramona (Robert) Clasby, cherished grandmother of Robert E. (Mena) Fitch, III, Patrick (Sara) Fitch, Jason (Marisa) Fitch, Adam (Jennifer) Fitch, Ryan Clasby, Hailey Clasby, Christopher Clasby, Amelia Clasby and Bella Clasby, also survived by 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Helga was predeceased by three sisters and has one brother Ludwig (Ingrid) Ladewig.


Helga will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Robert at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery privately.


There are no public calling hours or services.


Her family wishes to extend their most sincere gratitude to Melissa for her loving and dedicated care


Those desiring, may make memorial contributions in memory of Helga H. Fitch to Wildwood Foundation, 1190 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY 12110 or on-line at https://www.wildwoodprograms.org/index.php/donation


Private funeral services have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue, (Corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh), Troy, New York 12182.


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