Richard F. Ritter
September 29, 1941 ‒ February 05, 2020
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Richard F. Ritter, 78, of Mount Vernon and Bradenton, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his home in Bradenton. He was born on September 29, 1941 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the late Frank C. and Jean A. (Bailey) Ritter.
Dick was a graduate of Huron High School, Baldwin-Wallace College and the Ohio State University College of Law. He served as Mount Vernon City Prosecutor and was in private practice for more than 30 years, having practiced with Jack Zeller, William Mosholder, Jim Ronk and Kim Rose and the firm of Critchfield, Critchfield and Johnston.
Dick served in the Ohio Air National Guard as a pilot with the 164th tactical fighter squadron based in Mansfield, Ohio, and as a liaison officer for the United States Air Force Academy.
He served on a number of public boards including the YMCA, United Way, the Kenyon Festival Theatre and the Kenyon Environmental Center. He also served as one of the first county parks commissioners, as a founder of the local Big Brothers program and was the originator of the Chamber of Commerce Heart Award.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Ritter. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Barbara A. (Body) Ritter, son Travis J. Ritter, daughter-in-law, Kim Briscoe, grandchildren, Adam and Isabel Ritter, brother David (Dayle) Ritter, sisters Peggy Klahn and Laurie (Carl) Cooperider, sister-in-law, Carol Ritter, mother-in-law, Joanne Body, brothers-in-law David (Kathleen) Body and Bruce (Marie Ann) Body, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In following his wishes, there will not be any services.
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