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Robert Lee Ritter, 66, of Boiling Springs, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 17, 2012, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.  He was born on Friday, December 7, 1945, in Mechanicsburg, a son of the late William F. and Alberta M. (Bardall) Ritter.  He was raised by his beloved foster mother and father, Carrie and George Hosler.

Bob graduated from Cumberland Valley High School and served briefly in the US Air Force.  He recently retired after 19 years of service with Nell's Shurfine Market on the Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, where he was the assistant dairy manager.  Bob also had worked for the former Hugh's Market in Mt. Holly Springs.  He was an avid Cumberland Valley Eagles and Steelers football fan, enjoyed taking long walks around Boiling Springs and the Children's Lake every day, going out to dinner with his devoted companion, Joice and spending time with family.  Bob was a loyal member of Carlisle Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1976.

He leaves behind his loving companion of 30 years, Joice F. Remy, her son, Paul (and his wife, Deborah) Remy of Boiling Springs, grandson, Paul Remy of Miami and granddaughter, Sarah Remy of Boiling Springs.  Also surviving are his sisters; Dolores Bashore of Palmyra and Nancy Oneill and Bonnie Beitler, both of Harrisburg, his brothers; William Ritter of Harrisburg and Gary Ritter of Shermans Dale and additional brothers; Max, Jake and Kenny.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Timothy W. Sadler officiating.  Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

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I knew Bob for Many Years.  He Was A great Guy and couldn't wait to retire and enjoy life. He had a lot of Friends and will be missed a lot. I Worked with him at Nell's.

Fred H Martin

 Dear Paul and family,
 Our deepest condolences on the recent passing of Robert.

Randolph Hays

 Dear Joice and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about the Bob. I remember working with him at Hughes Supermarket. He was a great person to work with and we had some laughs at work. I will miss and remember him a as a great friend and co-worker. God Bless you All at this time of sorrow.

Tim Griffie

 My deepest condolences are to Bob's family.
 It was always a joy to talk with Bob at Nells and he will be deeply missed.

Linda Jackson

 I knew Bob from working many years with him at Nell's Market.
 He was a very kind man and my heart goes out to his family.

Trish Failor Perkins


Was a dear friend and co-worker, worked with Bob at Pantry Pride for a number of years, Hughes Mkt for 12 yrs,19yrs at Nells, will be deeply missed so sorry for your loss.

Martin A Cernugel

Joice and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob at Hughes Supermarket. He was a kind, hardworking man. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

 Cindy K Jumper

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing.. He always took the time to say HELLO... I remember when you two, came to my parents, Jim and Joyce Halter, Anniversary party...

With Deepest Sympathy,
Linda Halter Strine

 Bob was a very hard worker. Chris worked with him in Dairy for 10 years at Nell's. He will certainly be missed. Rest in Peace.

Chris & Amy

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