2017-10-04 / Obituaries

John E. Ritz


John Elmer “Jack” Ritz, 82, of Murrysville, Pa., formerly of Buck Valley, Pa., died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his home.

Born February 28, 1935 in Buck Valley, he was the son of the late William Raymond and Mina Minerva Hull Ritz.

He was a Christian.

He attended public schools in Fulton County, Pa.

He retired in 1991 from Mack Truck in Hagerstown, Md. where he had worked as a foreman. He then worked as a travel trailer delivery person for Fleetwood Industries in Hancock.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483 in Berkeley Springs and Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post #26 in Hancock.

He liked hunting, gardening and his fishing trips to the Outer Banks, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Mae Kerns Ritz, at home; three children, Luanne Diehl and Lori Ritz, both of Warfordsburg and Christopher Kerns, Murrysville; one brother, Dale Ritz, Warfordsburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Ritz.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 1 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs. Pastor Ted Marsh officiated. Interment was in Buck Valley Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Buck Valley Christian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Randy Ward, 7671 Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.

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