Richard A. 'Dick' Ritter, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2021. Loving husband of Carol, nee Beth; brother of Marlene Psenka; father of Mary Trille, Rick, Anne Cappuccitti and Bill; grandfather of Delaney, Carly, Emma, CC, Katie, and Bob; preceded in death by his parents Elaine and Albert.
Dick retired as Vice-President of the Catholic Church Extension Society, and was awarded the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, the highest recognition bestowed on a lay person by the Catholic Church, for his work with Catholic missions in the United States and Puerto Rico. He had great passion for his career and those he worked with. Dick and Carol lived in Elmwood Park for almost sixty years, amongst a community and neighbors they love. Dick was also a die-hard Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and Bears fan, though he had to take a long break from the Blackhawks when they stopped broadcasting the road games on free tv. He was a baseball coach, softball coach, bowling coach, and fishing (trolling) expert. Take it easy, Dad.
Lying in State, Friday, September 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass, 10 a.m., at St. Celestine Church 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park, IL. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Richard's name to Catholic Extension would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Elms Funeral Home, 708-453-1234 or www.elmsfh.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 8, 2021.