RITTER--Anthony B. Sr., of New York City owner of the Barbizon Lingerie Corporation and Jaunty Textiles. Beloved husband, father, friend and mentor passed away on August 22nd 2014 at the age of 87 in Manhattan. Mr. Ritter attended the Eaglebrook School, Phillips Academy Andover and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he made many lifelong friends. After Wharton, Tony joined his family business in New York City and Barbizon Lingerie became one of the most recognizable and respected labels throughout the United States. Mr. Ritter was a member of Old Oaks Country Club of Purchase, NY where he sat on the board and The Harmonie Club of Manhattan. Throughout his life Tony was known for his wit and humor. He will be missed by his loving wife Sherry Ritter, his son Anthony Ritter Jr. his daughter Elizabeth Samuelson and his two beloved Spinones, Vito and Luca. Services Tuesday 11:30am at the Riverside 76th and Amsterdam Ave. Interment at Maimonides Cemetery, Elmont, LI. Memorial contributions to NYU Cancer Institute, 160 E. 34th Street, NY. NY 10016. Attn: Dr. Abraham Chacho.
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Published in The New York Times on Aug. 25, 2014