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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake City Little League c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 318 George Street, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

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“I was so sorry to hear that your friend, Jean, had died. I had just heard that she had cancer.....We had continued to exchange Christmas...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: GALE LYNCH - Sanibel, FL

“Our sympathies and prayers for John, Lynn and Ritter family. I had the privaledge of working with both Jack and John and know the strong place Jean...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Phil Phillips - Newark, DE

“Dear Ritter Family, I am sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers. No matter what was happen in school or at the ballfield Jean would...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Bruce Davis - Farmville, VA

“I was so sad to hear of the passing of Gigi. She was one of the kindest souls I have ever encountered. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Hey AKA: May - MD

“Jean's caring heart to our family as well as many others is well known. She was a caregiver for my children while I worked and I will be forever...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Dean - Chesapeake City, MD

“So saddened by the loss of Jean. She always made us feel welcome in her home. I have fond memories of enjoying he Canal day Celebration with the...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Tod Herron & Dee Blucher - FL

“Dear Family of Jean, I am so saddened by the passing of Jean. We go back many years and many memories. My husband (Marty Davis) and I always...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Doris Davis - Newark, DE - Friend

“Our family would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Please know that your family is in our prayers. Jean was a...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: John and Donna Mayberry and Family - MD

“Our thoughts and many prayers are with your family during this very difficult and sad time. Your mom was a very special person indeed - caring,...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Betsy VanCulin - Elkton, MD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Bloodsworth Uscenski - MD

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Ritter family. Mrs . Ritter was a wonderful lady, I have very fond memories of her from my high school years :) ...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: BARBARA ROBERTSON-STEVENS - DE

“My deepest sympathy to my long time friend,Pam and the entire Ritter family.Jean was a wonderful,sweet and special person ,who i've known for many...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Carla(Hamilton)Hollingsworth and Family - MD

“You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sympathy. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Cynthia Pierce Reynolds - MD

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of your mother....she was a special woman who touched many...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Blevins Daniels - VA

“So sorry to hear about your mother, John and Lynn. So sad for the children also to lose their grandmother. God's blessings to all of your family. ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: cheryl cain - elkton, MD

“To the Ritter Family, So sorry for your loss , Our thoughts and prayers ar with you at this difficult time. Jean will surely be missed all that was...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Frank & Theesa Vari - MD

“Jean was a wonderful asset to our church family. I loved her outstanding wit, wisdom, and her ability to speak her mind, no matter what anybody...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Roxanne Niner - Chesapeake City, MD

“loved working with her at bag of hope .and she talked with me when my mom passed a more than month ago. like jean told me she s not in pain anymore...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: gailmissimer - earleville, MD

“We would to express our deepest sympathy to the entire Ritter and Geracimos family. We've known Gigi for many years. She was a very special person...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tom & Natalie Jackson - MD

Jean "Gigi" Ritter, age 75, of Chesapeake City, MD passed away Friday, May 3, 2013. Born in Earleville, MD on November 12, 1937, Jean was the daughter of the late Earl and Hilda (King) Lockwood.

Jean graduated from Cecilton High School in 1955 then went on to work for the DuPont Company. When Jean and her loving husband, Jack started a family, Jean took great pride in raising her family at home. She began working as a secretary for Bohemia Manor High School, where she worked until her retirement. Jean was a proud member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Chesapeake City, MD and a long time volunteer for the Chesapeake City Little League. She was also a volunteer for Union Hospital in Elkton, MD and for the Food Bank of Delaware. She was also an avid Card Club member. Jean enjoyed watching her grandchildren playing the variety of sports that they are involved in and took great pleasure in spending time with her loving family and friends.

Jean is survived by her sons, John A. Ritter, Jr. and his wife, Lynn of Middletown, DE, Jeffrey A. Ritter and his wife, Teresa of Chesapeake City, MD, and James L. Ritter and his wife, Reni of Elkton, MD; daughter, Pamela R. Geracimos and her husband, Dean of Chesapeake City, MD; brothers, Harry Lockwood of Earleville, MD, Alan Lockwood of Tempe, AZ, Carroll Lockwood of Warwick, MD, and Roland Lockwood of Plattsburgh, NY; sisters, Mary Smith of Canyon Lake, TX, Edith Stubbs of Elkton, MD, and Mamie Haggerty of Earleville, MD; grandchildren Brandon and Kaitlyn Ritter, Nicholas and Alexandria Geracimos, Hannah, Kelsey Ritter, Paige, and Abagail Ritter.

In addition to her parents, Jean was also predeceased by her husband, John (Jack) Ritter who passed away in 2007.

Services will be held in Jean's honor at 11:00am Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Rd, Bear DE 19701 where family and friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake City Little League c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 318 George Street, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.