The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

October 18, 2012

Richard E. Ritter


Star Beacon

ROCK CREEK — Richard Edward Ritter, age 71, of E. Water St., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 14, 1941, in Cleveland, the son of Vernon Carlton and Evelyn Bonita (Myers) Ritter and had been a Rock Creek resident most of his life.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Ashtabula Rubber Company. He enjoyed woodworking and tinkering around his property, always finding things to build or fix.

His survivors include four sons, Brian (Karen) Ritter of Ashtabula, Michael (Carol) Ritter of Rock Creek, James Ritter of Las Vegas, Nev. and Justin Ritter of Madison; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Olivia Ritter; the mother of his children, Victoria (Highberger) Ritter; and his beloved dog, “Sadie.”

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service will be held.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.