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William H. Ritter Jr.


1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William H. Ritter Jr. Obituary
May 19, 1932 - November 4, 2017 Bill Ritter, of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away of complications from pneumonia. He is survived by his sister Doris Fagan, son William H. Ritter III, daughters Lindsay Ritter and Stephanie (David) Carroll, and grandchildren Connor, Sami, and Sasha Carroll. Bill was born in Inglewood, California, to Modelle (Wallace) Ritter and William H. Ritter. He graduated from Inglewood High School and California State University, Los Angeles, in 1954. Bill's father was a realtor and developer in Hawthorne and Bill also became a realtor and contractor, building and operating apartment buildings and commercial properties in Hawthorne, including the Fosters Freeze where the Beach Boys heard their music on the radio for the first time. Bill loved to travel the world and inspired the same love for adventure in his children. An avid golfer, Bill was a longtime member of Los Verdes Golf Club and twice was elected President of the Men's Club. He also participated for many years in the "Breakfast Club" at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. He will be remembered above all for his sense of humor, charm, and love and dedication to his family and friends. For memorial service information, please contact [email protected]
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2018
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