UNIONTOWN, Ohio – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St. in Canfield, for Rose Marie Ritzler, 89, who passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Altercare of Hartville.
Rose was born February 13, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Leo A. and Rose W. (Sattler) Billock.
Rose was a 1946 graduate of Ursuline High School and was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves.
She was a dental assistant for Dr. C.J. Harder for ten years.
Rose was an active member of St. Michael Church and their Altar and Rosary Society.
She was also a former member of the Corydon Dental Society.
She had a passion for traveling and visited every continent except for Antartica with her husband. Rose loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Her husband, George F. Ritzler, whom she married April 12, 1958, passed away July 12, 2000.
Rose leaves a daughter, Jennifer (Robert Mesaros) Carubia of Uniontown; three sons, John C. (Brenda) Ritzler of Austintown, Joseph G. (Paula) Ritzler of Westlake and Jeffrey A. (Charles) Jones-Ritzler of Lexington, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Adam and Charles Ritzler and Matthew Carubia; a sister, Patricia Sunderman of Warren; sisters-in-law, Carmel Billock of Struthers, Rose Mary Billock of Youngstown and Agnes Billock of Youngstown; a brother-in-law, James R. (Judith) Ritzler of Bluffton, South Carolina and a sister-in-law, Helen M. Vent of Upper Sandusky as well as many nieces and nephews.
Rose was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Davis, Ruth Salata and Mary Billock-Morris and five brothers, Barney, William, Leo, Edward and James Billock.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, April 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel and Wednesday, April 12 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the Mass.
Material tributes may take the form of donations to the Alzheimers Association, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 301, Canfield, Ohio 44406 or the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406.
Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences.