Redondo stylist Pritzkat passes 

Wynn Pritzkat was a popular Redondo Beach hairstylist and generous volunteer. Photo courtesy of the Pritzkat family

 

Popular Riviera Village stylist Wynn Pritzkat passed away Jan. 12 from complications involving pneumonia. The three-time cancer survivor was 63. After attending El Camino Community College, Pritzkat spent 40 years in cosmetology, the last 20 at Ariana Hair Studio. 

Pritzkat grew up in Redondo Beach and graduated from Redondo Union High in 1974. 

In 1999, he married Marian De Meire, who became his bedrock. Pritzkat was an accomplished musician and photographer, but is best remembered for his volunteer work. He was an inspirational speaker at Thelma McMillen Recovery Center, volunteered at His Sheltering Arms, a shelter for women in Los Angeles; and was active in the  AA’s annual South Bay Roundup. A regular at Uncle Bill’s in Manhattan Beach, he spent many mornings on the sand, piloting RC cars and drones. 

In addition to his wife, Marian, Pritzkat is survived by his parents Barbara and Martin Pritzkat; brothers Miles and Carl Pritzkat; niece Caitlin Foley; nephews, Austin and Brandon; and great-nephew Amos Foley.

A public memorial will be held Friday, January 24, in Redondo Beach. Info and RSVP: wynnpritzkat.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Wynn Pritzkat Scholarship Fund at Thelma McMillen Recovery Center. 

 

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