Mark L. Ritter
1954 - 2021
BORN
1954
DIED
2021
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Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.
409 West Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA
Mark L Ritter, 67, of Latrobe, Penn. formerly of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at home. He was born March 27, 1954, in Detroit, a son of the late Charles and Phyllis Rushton Ritter.
As a resident of Traverse City, Mark was a self-employed dental technician along with a Supervisor for Acme Township. After relocating, he retired as a superintendent for AuSable Township. He had a deep love for nature and protecting the natural environment and had been very involved in the field of conservation with the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council. More recently he had been interested in helping with the Westmoreland Land Trust.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Helman (Ben) of Latrobe; three grandchildren, Lauren, Garret and Camilo Helman; two brothers, Chris Ritter (Kristine) and Steve Ritter (Christine) all of Michigan; sister, Michele Lumpkin (Mike) of Colorado; several nieces and nephews and Mary Ritter of Greensburg.
There will be no public viewing or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council, 1209 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 or the Westmoreland Land Trust, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg, Penn. 15601. Mark's family has entrusted his Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc. 409 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, Penn. 15601, (724) 837-0020. To share your memories and photos or to offer your condolences, please visit us at www.pantalone.com Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
Published by Iosco County News-Herald from Oct. 16 to Nov. 14, 2021.
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I have known Mark since the early 90s, when his daughter, Julie, and I became best friends. I spent much of my teenage years hanging out at the Ritter house. Mark was not the type of dad who was strict or a disciplinarian; rather, he was down-to-earth, a friend, someone who liked to hang out and listen to us mess around on our guitars, or tell some corny jokes, or share some wry musings about life. He was my friend´s dad, but I always felt like he was my friend as well. I still remember one time when we were out on the boat on West Bay and I lost one of my brand new Birkenstock sandals off the back of the boat. As any teenager who saved up money to buy an expensive pair of shoes would be, I was devastated and I remember Mark driving the boat around for a good hour, searching for that missing sandal. We never did find it, but that memory sticks with me because I remember how good natured he was about the "rescue mission" and that he seemed as determined as I was to find it. We had some good times through the years. I´ll miss you, Mark.
Melissa Dunn
Friend
October 20, 2021
At the Westmoreland Land Trust we are so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. Mark was very interested in our work and supportive of our events. We send our sympathy and sincere condolences to Mark's family and friends.
Betsy Aiken
Other
October 18, 2021
So sorry to hear this sad news. Mark was an important part of our AuSable Township team and became a friend to us all. Our sincerest condolences to Julie and family.
Mary Jo Samotis
October 18, 2021
Mark has been a friend since junior high. He and I have shared many of life´s ups and down. Although I had not seen him in recent years, we still could spend hours on the phone discussing everything from politics, books, travel, friendship, heartache, and the ordinary day to day usual things that happen. He was so proud of Julie and her accomplishments. My heartfelt condolences to Julie, Mary, and the entire Ritter family.
Margie Rybarsyk
Friend
October 15, 2021
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