Obituary: Robert Edward “Bob” Ritter, 78, of Derby

Robert Edward “Bob” Ritter, 78, of Derby, retired auto technician from Fitzpatrick’s and City Auto Body, husband of Charlotte Westfall Ritter, died Sept. 3.

Born on Aug. 19, 1938, in Derby, raised in Shelton, son of the late Herman Henry and Anna (Kassheimer) Ritter; U.S. Army Reserves.

Besides his wife survivors include his children, Scott (Tracy) Ritter, Randy Ritter, Kent (Tracey) Ritter and the late Jamie Ritter, grandchildren, Carrie, Samira, Marisa, Skylar and Molly Ritter, Katie (Chris) Walters, Shelby Garofalo and Nicole (Mike) Gerwien; great-grandchildren, Ashton, Colton and Joshua, sisters-in-law, Marylin Tyrol, Eileen Acampora and Darlisa Ritter, and many nieces and nephews, siblings Francis Ritter, Gertrude Williams and Cathy Boanno.

Also predeceased by brothers, Daniel Ritter and Donald Ritter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405 or Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby, PO Box 8, Derby, CT 06418.