Robert Ritter

Obituary of Robert T. Ritter

Ritter, Robert Townsend. Bob died on April 9, 2021 at age 93. He passed peacefully at his home in Marmora, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born December 26, 1927 in Baltimore City, MD. Bob sang in a barbershop quartet, was a milkman, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After moving to NJ, Bob worked at Parkway Market in Marmora. Then, Bob and his wife Jean both worked at Cody’s General Store before building their own store, Bob & Jean’s Family Market, in Greenfield. After selling their market, Bob was a toll collector on the Beesley’s Point Bridge. Bob was incredibly friendly and sociable, enjoying talking with and teasing everyone he met. He loved spending time with and sharing his love of gardening with family. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is predeceased by the love of his life, Jean, and his brother Harry. Bob is survived by his five children, Robin Gatto (Frank), Cindy Petrella (Joe), Bonnie Ash (Clyde), Claudia Miller (Bill), and Robert Ritter II (Brandee); Norman Youskauskas, who was like a second son; nine grandchildren Ryan Gatto (Becky), Jason Petrella (Erica), Julie O’Neill (Brian), Nicholas Gatto (Tara), Matthew Ash (Gianna), Jared Ash, Alissa Ritter, Cole Ritter, and Rachel Miller; 8 great-grandchildren; his sister Nancy Bosse (Joe); and many nieces and nephews. His Funeral Service will be offered Saturday at 12 noon from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from ten until 11:45 am. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Manasquan Methodist Church in Manasquan, NJ or Wounded Warrior Project, or a charity of your choice. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.
Saturday
17
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, April 17, 2021
The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo
644 South Shore Rd
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
(609) 390-9699
Saturday
17
April

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, April 17, 2021
The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo
644 South Shore Rd
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
(609) 390-9699