Helen Ritko Obituary
 
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Helen Ritko

October 6, 1925 - February 17, 2012
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Helen Louisa Doner Ritko, age 86, of the Carriage Club, finished her journey on earth and stepped into eternity with God on February 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. Joseph James Ritko, Helen is survived by her children George (Lisa) Ritko of Goldsboro, NC, Robert (Anne) Ritko of Richmond, VA, Sandra (Bill) Larsen of Charlotte, NC, and Catherine (Rick) Campana of Cherry Hill, NJ. She will be missed by her grandchildren Jennifer (Jason) Frank, Stephen (Heather) Larsen, Karen (Greg) Cain, Meredith Ritko, Michael Ritko, Danielle (Kyle) Horner, Jonathan Campana, and Matthew Campana, and her great grandchildren Sydney and Carson...
Helen Louisa Doner Ritko, age 86, of the Carriage Club, finished her journey on earth and stepped into eternity with God on February 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. Joseph James Ritko, Helen is survived by her children George (Lisa) Ritko of Goldsboro, NC, Robert (Anne) Ritko of Richmond, VA, Sandra (Bill) Larsen of Charlotte, NC, and Catherine (Rick) Campana of Cherry Hill, NJ. She will be missed by her grandchildren Jennifer (Jason) Frank, Stephen (Heather) Larsen, Karen (Greg) Cain, Meredith Ritko, Michael Ritko, Danielle (Kyle) Horner, Jonathan Campana, and Matthew Campana, and her great grandchildren Sydney and Carson Frank, Logan and Abigail Cain, and Jacob Horner.

Helen was born in Timmons, Ontario, Canada to the late George and Eve Hawley Doner. An Army wife, she lived worldwide before retiring to Satellite Beach, FL. Helen was fiercely devoted to her family and friends and will be fondly remembered for her unconditional love, generosity, adventurous spirit, easy laugh, busy hands, and a multitude of home-made cookies.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff at the Carriage Club of Charlotte, NC, and the Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region for their compassionate care and guidance. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

A memorial service will be held at the Carriage Club Auditorium on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm and at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com

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