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Henry  W. Ritzmann

Obituary for Henry W. Ritzmann

December 26, 1926 - September 23, 2017
Strongsville, Ohio | Age 90


HENRY W. RITZMANN. Henry was born on December 26, 1926 in the country of Yugoslavia as a member of a large German minority, living in that country. He died September 23, 2017. Henry graduated from a private German High School in 1943. In 1944 Henry and his family moved to Germany and in 1950 emigrated to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Fenn College in Cleveland with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Osborn Manufacturing Corporation for 40 years. Henry held a number of positions, among them Manager of Technical Services and Manager of European Operations. He retired in 1991. Henry was married to Rose (nee Bleich) on August 23, 1952 at Teutch Lutheran Church in Cleveland. Rose died in 2002, after being married for 50 years. Henry and Rose moved to Strongsville and joined Bethel Lutheran Church in 1963. Henry is survived by his daughter Dr. Irene Woodward (Michael Lieb), son Robert (Christine), grandchildren Rev. Ryan Ritzmann (Ashley), Allison Lish (Andrew), Dr. Halley Woodward (Seth Hansen), Peter Woodward (Brandi), Thomas Woodward (Kelly) and Michael Woodward (Ashley), brother Wilhelm Ritzmann (Kathy), 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Rose Swoboda (Martin). Memorial service at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7171 Pearl Rd. Parma Heights, Oh 44130 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Cremation by Busch Crematory.

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