December 25, 2008
Mr. Ritter was born in Coxsackie on November 20, 1926 to the late John G. and Clara A. Pheifaus Ritter. He was a graduate of Coxsackie-Athens High School and married the former Joyce June on September 26, 1948. He was proprietor of Herm's Body Shop in Catskill from 1964 until his sons purchased it in 1991 and they continue the family business today on Route 9W.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Ritter and their four children: Karen, Stephen, Richard, and Herman "John" Ritter, Jr.; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nephews; brother Edward Ritter and sister Barbara Ritter. He was predeceased by his brother Peter Ritter.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 30 at 11 a.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill with interment following in the Town of Catskill Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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