Edward C. Ritz (1921 - 2015)

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Edward C. Ritz, 94, of Manchester, died May 3, 2015 at his home. Born January 4, 1921 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Margaret Parks Ritz. He was the husband of the late Marie Raubach Ritz, who died May 24, 2003. Edward served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II where he was a Radio Intercept Operator. He worked for Vitro Laboratory and prior to that for Martin Marietta. He attended Baltimore City College and was a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art. He was a gifted woodworker and enjoyed making home furniture, children's toys and dollhouses for his granddaughters and great granddaughters; tending to his vegetable gardens and he created scenery for plays and loved to draw with pastels. Surviving is daughter Patricia Kellam of Manchester, son Alan Ritz of Manchester; grandchildren Kelley McIver and husband Edward of Westminster and Lauren Ritz of Catonsville; great- grandchildren Ashley, Irelyn and Quinn McIver; brother-in-law of Merilyn Raubach and Lee Krieger and uncle of Elaine Raubach, Gayle Stoyer, Laura Krieger, Paul and Robert Raubach and Linda Wiley. He was pre-deceased by son-in-law Wayne Kellam and by sister Margaret Kane. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral services will take place on Saturday at 11 am at the Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Marty Kuchma. Interment with military honors will be in Parkwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158 Online condolences may be sent to www.prittsfuneralhome.com



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Published in Carroll County Times on May 5, 2015
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