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Robert E. Ritch, Sr., 76, Of Dobbs Ferry, Retired General Motors Employee

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - Robert E. Ritch, Sr. of Dobbs Ferry died Sunday, Oct. 19. He was 76.

Ritch was born in Yonkers, to John and Elizabeth Ritch. He was a lifelong resident of Dobbs Ferry. He served in the United States Marines from 1957 to 1963. He was a foreman in the materials dept. at General Motors in Tarrytown from 1965 to 1996. He later worked for GM in Tarrytown where he retired.

After his retirement, he worked for the Village of Dobbs Ferry as a school crossing guard. He joined the Resolute Hook & Ladder Co #1 of the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Fire Dept. in 1960.

Ritch is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; sons, Robert E. (Carolyn) Jr., Edward, Scott (Laura), Kevin (Brenda); sister, Carol Cherowitz; brother, John Ritch; and 10 grandchildren.

Calling hours are Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home . A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Dobbs Ferry.

Memorials may be made to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Fire Dept or Make-A-Wish Foundation .

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