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Obituary for Clarence G. Ritterbeck
Clarence G. Ritterbeck, age 87, of Pleasant City, Ohio, died Sunday, November 2, 2008, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born October 2, 1921, in Summerfield, Ohio, son of the late Albert and Marie Fisher Ritterbeck. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served as a corporal in China, Burma, and India. He retired in 1976 from Timken Roller Bearing in Canton. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Belle Valley, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards, especially Rook. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Lucy Cale; and two brothers, Bernard and Paul Ritterbeck. Surviving are his wife, Alma Eileen Glidden Ritterbeck, whom he married October 25, 1947; his children, Larry Stephen Ritterbeck of Phoenix, Arizona, Michael George (Jennifer) Ritterbeck of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Debra Ann (Ralph) Mead of Navarre, Gregory Lee Ritterbeck of California, David Andrew Ritterbeck, John Anthony (Patricia) Ritterbeck, and Kristine Marie (James) Schoeppner, all of Caldwell; one sister, Rita Saling of Caldwell; one brother, Roman (Betty) Ritterbeck of East Canton; 22 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call Tuesday, November 4, 2008, from 3-5 and 7-9PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a Christian Scripture Serivce will be observed at 8:30PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Wednesday, November 5th at 11AM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Belle Valley with Rev. Fr. Wayne Morris as celebrant. A military graveside service will follow at Dudley Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Services Organization.