Grandpa I think about you all the time, and miss you so much everyday. I loved your jokes, the time me and my family got to spend with you, your long talks, your knowledge about EVERYTHING, your smile, and most of all your love! You were and still are a wonderful man. I can't wait to see you in heaven someday! I LOVE YOU xoxoxo
My Uncle David always had a story to share and a smile to give. He always made me laugh. I miss him already.
Dear Bonnie and Family:
Brien Harrison remembers....
1. When I delivered the Eastside paper they would always give me a little tip. He was usually cheerful and upbeat when I came to the door. I appreciated it especially since I didn't have much as a kid.
2. He would be immaculate with his yard, yet if a ball went in his yard he was ok, he had kids and understood these things happen.
3. The last time I saw him was at Home Depot in Issaquah. As you know I was a regular customer building the cabin and from time to time would see him. I always stopped and visited with him. A very personable individual. I recall the first time I saw him there he did not recognize me so I walked up and introduced myself. I could see he was very pleased to see me and recalled me. At that point we had not seen each other for up to 20 years.
4. Lipke and he were friends. One time I came over and mom said that Lipke needed help at his house. It was winter and everyone had lost power. I found Lipke and Dave Ritch in the basement laughing and having a great time. I'll be down stairs was a regular hang out for the two of them. Quite a pair the two of them were.
Rick Kamitchis writes: Rest in peace, Mr Ritch, and condolences to the family.
We always enjoyed our visits with you and David! Great memories of the old Lake Hills neighborhood and the many great times with Betty, Jack and you two! Our prayers are with you and the family.
Toni and Hal Haigh
I'll surely miss my old friend. A good comrade. Oh that silly grin of his.
Ron Jacobson, Ronald, WA
Bonnie and Family, Dave will be so missed.He and Fred will be telling stories in no time.He was such a good neighbor and friend to Madge and Fred.Our prayers to his family,And for his service to his country Thanks David
I am so happy I wheeled myself down stairs to say good bye to David at the hospital last week. What a great person David was. He always made you feel welcome the second you walked into a room.. I remember hunting him down at Home Depot to ask him questions about how to do this or that. You two held the neighborhood together by inviting us to Parties at the V. David always seemed to be interested in my last trip or what I had been doing. I will miss him. Are his tape measure suspenders going to the Smithsonian? My love to the entire Ritch clan! Roberta Riley
What a fun guy David was, he will be missed.
He remembered so many things and it was always
fun listening to his stories. Great guy and family.
To Bonnie and the family. What a loss, I personally will miss
david's greetings (loud & clear) for Rob and I each time we all met. You have soooo many memories that we can all share.
I will miss his corny jokes, his laugh and his great bridge playing. He was a great friend and helped me when I lost my husband. My prayers to Bonnie and the loss of her husband and lover.
Harry &I will miss him. He always had time to stop for a chat. To share a joke. He was happy to have him as our friend. He was a wonderful reiend to our Post 2995. God Bless.
A good friend, a loyal VFW member. A Veteran concerned about mentoring younger Veterans. He will be missed.
Bonnie and Family,WE are so sorry regarding Davids death but he wasnt doing well to enjoy life like he wanted to. We have so many Happy Memories, beng neighbors, Parties and the VFW. Love you all. Ruthie and Girls.