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BARRY "DOUG" D. RITTER
January 22, 1942 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Barry D. “Doug” Ritter, 81, of Covington, passed away peacefully at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in the comfort of his home. He was born January 22, 1942 in Volga, West Virginia to the late Ralph and Edith (Swigart) Ritter. He married Mary E. Miller December 9, 1972 in Tazwell, Tennessee; and she survives.
Other survivors include four children, Cheryl (Chris) Zimmer of Piqua, Rick (Dawn) Christy of Houston, Ron (Kathy) Christy of Piqua, Sandra (Doug) Hufford of Lakeview; twelve grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Zimmer, Gina Block, Nicholas (Michelle) Zimmer, Jessica (Benji) Reisenbeck, Shane (Gretchen) Christy, B.J. (Kelsey) McDade, Alysha (Jason) Harris, Johnny McDade, Aaron (Megan) Christy, Ashlee (Josh Sage) Christy, Sheila Mason, Corey (Brenda) Gearheardt; 21 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Lowell (Moina) Ritter of Troy; and a sister, Harriett (Ron) Murphy of Troy. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Neil Ritter, Johnny Ritter; and a sister, Judy Houser.
Mr. Ritter was a 1962 graduate from Piqua Central High School. He went on to serve proudly in the United States Army. He played Triple A baseball for the Washington Senators and other various teams over the years. Following his baseball career, he worked as an inspector for Hartzell Propellers for 32 years before his retirement. He was an avid history buff and enjoyed reading anything about history. He also enjoyed keeping up with the political climate in our country. Additionally, he loved to mow his grass and tend to his lawn. He was a huge sports fan and enjoyed following the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and Ohio State Buckeyes. He also was a lover of animals, especially his beloved cats. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Miami County for their incredible care for Doug and the rest of his family.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2023 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Stremmel officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com