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Carl Ritter

February 21, 1927 - March 30, 2020

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A celebration of Carl’s unique life will be held this summer.

Carl Ritter, Mt Cobb, passed away on Monday March 30, 2020.  He is survived by his loving wife and incredible care taker, Joan.
He was born in Scranton on February 21, 1927 to parents Raymond and Mary Maikrantz Ritter.  His family moved to Mt Cobb in 1936 where he lived the rest of his life.
Carl was the ultimate “Country Boy”.  He was a lifelong hunter, fisherman, and gardener.  He loved all animals. He also could build or fix anything.
Carl lived each day (and most nights) with a total Joy of Life.  He was the life of every party and could often be found in the center of a large crowd
singing, playing guitar, accordion or harmonica and yodeling.  Sharing a beer and a song with his friends and family at The Gravity Inn in Waymart
brought him great joy.  A special thanks to his friends Joe and Tony who were always there for him.
He was also a self taught wine maker.  His signature Grampy”s Green Tomato Wine became the inspiration for his grandson, Ian, to start Ritter’s Winery and Cidery.  Carl’s picture adorns every bottle of Ritter’s Green Tomato Wine.
Carl is survived by his son, Jim and his wife Liane, Mt Cobb.  Daughters Carol Evans and husband David, Center Valley, PA and Kathy Roska and husband Jon, Landsdale, PA. Grandchildren Carol and husband Ken, Eric and wife Leslie, Ian and wife Kim, Jeff and wife Heather, Joel and wife Sue, Jared, Jon and wife Kelly, and Danielle and husband Andy.  Carl also is survived by 11 great grandchildren.  Carl was very proud of his family and they in turn loved their “Grampy”.
He was preceded in death by his ex-wife Geraldine Casey Ritter, brothers Allen, Elmer, Irving, Joseph, and Russell, and sisters Eleanor, Dorothy, and Marion.
The Green Ridge Care Center provided incredibly compassionate care during Carl’s final weeks. The Ritter Family thanks you.
A celebration of Carl’s unique life will be held this summer.
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