Charles H Ritter, 85

Charles H. “Chuck” Ritter, 85, of Franklin Twp., Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at his residence.

Born July 30, 1937 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harry and Evelyn Kobbee Ritter.

Chuck graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955 and retired from BNZ Inc. in Zelienople after 35 years. He was affiliated with Lillyville Church of God. Chuck enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, trapping,and fishing. He also enjoyed bowling and softball.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Brenda Marburger Ritter; two sons, Joseph and Harry Ritter, both of Fombell; two daughters, Sherry Ritter of Franklin Twp., Michele Herzog of Ellwood City; two sisters, Ramona Bubb of Ellport, Juanita Rocco of Florida; and eight grandchildren, Tyler Engle, Austin Herzog, Corey, Dakota, Cheyenne, Landon and Trevor Ritter and Logan Plutnicki.

Chuck was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Ritter Jr and Craig McDowell; sister, Sue Koch; and brother, Carson Ritter.

A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Gentiva Hospice for the kind and compassionate care shown to Chuck.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice.

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10 thoughts on “Charles H Ritter, 85

  1. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Brenda and to the family.
    It’s a difficult grief to lose a soulmate but God will see you through this difficult time.
    Rest In Peace Chuck.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Brenda and the families. Chuck was like a brother to us. Hen I think how close chuck was as we were all growing up, I’m sure he and my brother Joe are up in heaven planning some shenanigans already. Rest in peace Chuck. Joe and Cathy Miller Pinkle

    • Joe and Cathy, thank you for the condolences. I never met Joe but I thought that Chuck would be able to see his friend again.

  3. So very sorry for your loss Bren. Hold onto all the memories to get you through this tough time. You have my deepest sympathies.

  4. Brenda I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I pray that God will comfort you and sustain your strength throughout this difficult time.

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