Josephine O. Ritter

HANOVER Josephine O. Ritter, 87, formerly of Ellicott City, Md., passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Home wood at Plum Creek. She was the loving wife of Gregory B. Ritter for 69 years. Born October 15, 1925, in Lynchburg, Va., she was a daughter of the late Annie (Kanode) and Frank Foster, Sr. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, best friend and homemaker. Mrs. Ritter was employed by the Telephone Co. of Baltimore, had worked for a law firm and had her real estate broker's license. Along with her husband, Josephine is survived by her children, Michael Ritter and his wife Patti of Millers, Md.; Catherine Papathakis and her husband Angelo of Ellicott City, Md.; Jeffrey Ritter and his wife Anita of Hanover; Paul Ritter of Spring Grove and his fiancee, Maria Champ of Hanover; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Graveside services were held Tuesday in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, Md., with the Rev. Don Holloway officiating. Contributions in memory of Josephine O. Ritter may be made to the . To share memories of Josephine O. Ritter, please visit

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Published in Evening Sun on Aug. 27, 2013