Clarence M. Getz, a longtime Ridgefielder who was active in the community, died Jan. 11. He was 88 years old.
Born on March 7, 1925, Mr. Getz spent his childhood in an orphanage outside Baltimore, Md. In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Europe in 1946 and later in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Army in 1968 after serving 23 years.