Frances C. Walz, 92, of Highlands, N.C., and a former resident of Fairfield, died Oct. 2, 2010.

Born in Locus Valley, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen Mayor Casson. She had been a Fairfield resident for 24 years before moving to Highlands four years ago. A retired assembler for General Electric, she continued working as an elder-care assistant for several local clients. She enjoyed helping others, as well as cooking and swimming.

She is survived by a daughter, Helen Yarzinski of Boca Raton, Fla.; two granddaughters, Robin Hitch of Whottier, N.C., and Rachel Yarzinski of Boca Raton; two nieces, Lorraine Davis, and her husband, Stephen, of West Berry, N.Y., and Joan Hessemer, and her husband, Donald, of Fanwood, N.J. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Yarzinski, and two sisters, Evelyn Baxter and Dorothy Battaglia.

A committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. All other services are private. Arrangements are by Lesko & Polke Funeral Home in Fairfield. To order flowers online, travel directions to the cemetery, or to sign a guest register, visit