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December 20, 2019 - 10:51am

Mr. Robert R. Ritz

posted by Joshua Smith.

Batavia - Robert R. Ritz, age 90, of Batavia, longtime muck farmer in Elba and United States Navy Veteran, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Unity Hospital of Rochester.

Mr. Ritz was born August 23, 1929, in Batavia, a son of the late Francis S. Ritz, Sr. and Margaret Roth Ritz.

His wife, Jeanette F. Wisniewski Ritz, passed away on February 14, 2001.

Survivors include his daughters; Rebecca Ritz and Sharon Piscitelli, both of Batavia; his step-daughter; Connie (Chris) Stone of Batavia; grandson; Joshua (Fiancée Kelly Anderson) Piscitelli of Barre; three great-grandchildren; Lukas, Eviana and Paityn Piscitelli and nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his step-daughter, Kathleen Sassenbury and his siblings, Francis S. Ritz, Jr. and Shirley Gerrety.

Friends may call from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019  at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia where services will immediately follow visitation at 1 p.m.  He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Arc of Genesee Orleans County, Attn: Community Relations, 64 Walnut Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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