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Byrdie Ritzman

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Byrdie Ritzman

Whiting - Byrdie Ritzman, 82, of Whiting, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 peacefully with her loving daughters near her side at home. Born in Greensboro, NC she resided in Howell for 60 years before moving to Whiting in 2017. She enjoyed square dancing, gardening and quilting and made beautiful quilts for everyone. An avid crafter she painted fine china for all her daughters and was a Monmouth County Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a member of the Open Door Bible Church of Howell. She is predeceased by her husband Donald in 2012. Surviving are her 6 daughters, Donna Pabon of Manchester, Diana Caufield of Howell, Teresa Merklin of Kenly, NC, Elizabeth Stok of Elberon, Rebecca Luciano of Neptune and Allyson Prahl of Frisco, TX, a sister, Rena Wright of Pasadena, MD and 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation is Monday 1-5 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester. Funeral Services are Tuesday 9:30 AM at the funeral home with a private family interment to follow at Brigadier Gen. Wm. C. Doyle NJ Veteran's Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers please make your donations to Operation Enduring Warrior, 14241 Midlothian Tpke 209, Midlothoian, VA 23113,, or National Resource Defense Council NRDC, 40 W. 20th St, NY, NY 10011. For directions, or to send online condolences, please visit our website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 18, 2018
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