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Fred John Ritzer ’48

Published in Nov. 2, 2005, issue

Fred died Aug. 8, 2005. He was 83.

He and his wife, Velia, resided in Cape Coral, Fla. They were married in 1987. Fred's first wife, Lois Ann, mother of their daughter, Kathy, died previously.

A native of Jersey City, Fred served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946 prior to attending Princeton. He was a member of Elm and of Whig-Clio, and graduated with a degree in economics in 1947.

Fred's career was in sales. He started with Prudential Life Insurance and held positions in a variety of companies before establishing his own sales agency. This endeavor was very successful.

In 1990 he and Velia moved to Florida, where they built a house in Cape Coral. Fred enjoyed boating, golfing, and fishing, and had a great interest in the local symphony orchestra. He was an elder of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

To Velia and Kathy, the class extends its condolences.

The Class of 1948

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