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Douglas Ritter, 54

Douglas A. Ritter, age 54, of Orlando, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. He was born January 20, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended St. James Lutheran and Lafayette Christian grade schools, East Tipp junior high, and Harrison High School, graduating in 1977. After graduation he joined the Navy and was assigned to the USS Nathan Hale Lafayette Class submarine. He was an electronics technician and worked in the submarine navigation group. He attained the rank of Petty Officer, First Class. After 6 years in the Navy, Doug attended Purdue University and received a degree in Industrial Engineering. In 1989, Doug married June Smith of Brookville IN and they lived in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Indianapolis and most recently in Orlando FL. He is survived by his wife June and his three sons, Matthew, Andrew and Nicholas of Orlando, FL, his parents Norman and Sue of Lafayette, IN, and two brothers, Dennis in Raleigh, NC, and David in Chicago, IL.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm, October 26, at Grace Lutheran church at 102 Buckingham Dr, Lafayette, IN 47909 Lafayette IN. Visitation for family and friends will precede the service at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the .

Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd., Oviedo, Florida 32765. 407-366-8999. Please view and sign the guestbook at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2013
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