January 27, 2011
Mr. Ritter was born on the family farm on Flats Road in Coxsackie on July 10, 1930 to the late John G. and Clara Agnes Pheifaus Ritter. He owned and operated his own dairy farm, currently the Ritter Bros. Farm until his retirement. He was an accomplished accordian player who enjoyed playing with a local band and in later years entertaining private groups with his music.
He is survived by his sister Barbara T. Ritter of Catskill; five nephews: Stephen J. Ritter, Richard Ritter, Herman J. Ritter, Jr., Joseph Ritter and Robert Ritter in addition to his niece Karen Ritter, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers: Peter Ritter and Herman J. Ritter, Sr.and his wife Shirley Mae Teator Ritter on March 25, 1998.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Neil Irwin officiating. Interment in the Town of Catskill Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com
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