Father Edward Ritter, passed on from this life on August 12, 2017 at the age of 91.
Father Ritter was born January 18, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 2, 1951.
Father Ritter served as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, St. Clair; St. Christopher Parish, Detroit; and St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, Warren. He also served as Associate Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Ecorse; St. Aloysius Parish, Detroit; and St Joseph Parish, Port Huron.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 3 – 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 – 4 p.m. at Young Funeral Home, 4061 St. Clair Hwy., East China, Michigan. Visitation will also be on Thursday at St. Mary Parish, 415 N. Sixth St., St. Clair from 6 – 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Father Ritter will lie in repose on Friday, August 18 at St. Mary Parish, 415 N. Sixth St., St. Clair, Michigan from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Father Ritter was predeceased by his parents, Caspar and Anna Ritter; brother, Caspar (Irene); sister, Margaret (Richard) Houlihan; and sister in law, Mary Ann Ritter. He is survived by his brother, William and many loving nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Mary Miller, 5041 Shore Side Dr., Lakeland, FL 33812.