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Mitzi A. Caldwell


Mitzi A. Weirich Caldwell, aged 91, died on Friday, September 28, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia, with her children and grandchildren by her side.

Born in Middletown, Pa. in 1927 to James and Louella Cleland Weirich, she was a graduate of Middletown High School class of 1944. She worked at Olmsted Air Force Base, where she met her future husband, Richard S. Caldwell, an accountant. They were married in 1955. At first, they lived outside Louisville, Ky., and then moved to Richmond, Va., where they stayed the rest of their lives. Her husband passed in 2000.

Mitzi was known for her warmth and caring personality, laced with a sly sense of humor. People loved being with her. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and she excelled at cooking, pastry making and women’s arts. She knitted, did needlepoint, and most importantly, she was a distinguished quilt maker. Her quilts are cherished by the friends and family members who received them.

She was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Richmond, where she worked as the church secretary, sang in the choir, and was active in founding their quilting group.

Mitzi is survived by her two sons, James and John (Jacky), Jacky’s wife Debbie, two grandchildren, James Jr., and Jennifer with her husband Ron, and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister, Gloria Weirich Milspaw, of Middletown, and a niece, Yvonne Milspaw Evans and family of Hummelstown.

Internment will be in Middletown Cemetery on October 20.