I am deeply sorry to Cmdr. Ritter's family for their loss.
He was a very good friend and helped me in providing me with NAAV jackets and adding my Atomic Veterans website to his NAAV website.
He will be missed.
I placed his obituary on my Atomic Veterans website.
C.V.(Bud) Norris Atomic Veteran 1951-1954
I worked with Tex in 1969 as secretary to Bob Keith at Holder's Equipment Company. Tex also was an umpire when both my boys played baseball in Houston and in Pasadena. We have kept in touch over these many years and even saw each other at Fitness Connection in Pasadena recently. I am so sorry that I was unaware of his passing and have missed the service and a visit with Alice and family.
Our family first met Sarge at the NAAV convention in Las Vegas in the early 2000's. He welcomed us and kept in touch through emails and phone calls. Our Father, USAF Captain Jimmy P. Robinson was the one pilot lost during Operation Ivy, 1952. He was a cloud sampler flying an F-84G. We thank R.J. For his dedication to Atomic Veterans and his service to our country.
Our deepest condolences and God's blessing for his family and many friends. Sincerely, Becky Miller, Past Area Commander for Central Florida
My husband and I enjoyed his company at the local Fitness Connection.
I'd talk a little politics with him, and he shared his diving experiences. So sorry to hear he has died. Our prayers are with you and his family.
Sheila Leahy & Jim Zenk
Tex, my Big Brother, it has been great pleasure to work with you,
you for Grasso Inc. Evansville, I for Royal Grasso in the Netherlands. We tried to confince clients in the US that our product
was the best they could purchase! Traveled all over the US. One Superball weekend Tex took me to Houston and since then I am part of the Ritter clan. Will miss you Big Brother!
Gone but not forgotten!!!!! Thank you for your service to our country and the veterans.
Admiral Ritter will be missed by the Admirals of Nimitz Squadron and many more friends throughout Texas and the U.S. He was a gentleman and a Patriot. God Bless him and his family.
My deepest sympathy to your family and I am very saddened by your loss. Mr.Ritter's dedication to the Atomic Veterans has been appreciated more than you will ever realize. My father, also an atomic veteran, passed away in March this year, and he greatly respected and appreciated the work of Mr. Ritter. I find comfort in knowing that the atomic veterans have a special place together in heaven. Mr. Ritter was a very special person to so many people. Please be comforted by knowing how much of an impact he made on so many lives.
ADM Ritter was a true gentleman and caring servant to all veterans and servicemen. We will miss him in the Chester W. Nimitz Squadron. He served his country and is with his God.
It was my privilege to know R.J. over the last several years in our working together on Atomic Veterans issues. We will all miss him greatly here at the VA Office of Public Health.
Whether you knew him by R.J. or Tex, you knew a Great Guy. I am saddend to learn of the passing of such a fine man. I met R.J. in the 80's and have enjoyed the many years since talking and listening to his joke's, advice and wisdom. Hunting, Fishing or Cooking were just a few of the topics we enjoyed talking about. My condolences to his family. Please remember R.J. was liked, loved and enjoyed by many, many people and will be greatly missed. R.J. until we meet again, keep'em laughing.
I met R.J. back in 2005 when I first became active in the Texas Navy - he was an active participant on Texas Admiralty Scuttlebutt and attended almost every Texas Navy event for many years. He was nominated for the board of directors of the Texas Navy Association. I knew him to be a great man who loved the Texas Navy organization. May he rest in peace.
Dad Ritter was one of kindest, most loving person I have ever met. Meeting him for the very first time he immediately made me feel like I was part of the family.
When I would come to visit, he handed me the keys to the "Jimmy" so I had transportation. He also made sure I had a place to sleep, a good barbecue meal, and plenty of laughter.
He was and still is a great man, and I will miss.
It was an honor to serve with RJ on the Veteran's Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction. His wisdom and wit will be missed. Thank you, RJ, for all those you helped and your many good works.
RJ was a fine man who taught me a lot. I shall miss him greatly. Please accept my condolences on your great loss. Executive Director, Veteran's Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction
God bless Mr. Ritter for his many contributions on behalf of our country's atomic veterans and their families. May God hold you in His loving arms for all eternity.
My condolences to the family and friends of R.J. I will keep your family in my prayers.
VBDR Administrative Assistant
As Commander of the National Association of Atomic Veterans the "Sarge" was one of the best newsletter writers and officers the Association has had. He will be missed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
An amazing man with great passion for his family and life. A great loss to all leaving memories to cherish and remember. A man and father so many of us "adopted" kids like to call our own.