Lawrence Ritt Obituary
 
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Lawrence Gerald Ritt

October 13, 1938 - July 17, 2014
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Lawrence G. Ritt, PhD of Sarasota, 75, passed away at his home Thursday, July 17, 2014. Originally from Nash­ville TN, Dr. Ritt received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. He moved to Sarasota in 1970 to become the first director of the Sarasota Guid­ance Clinic, after which he maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology in Sarasota for 24 years. In 1980, he and his wife founded Professional Resource Press, publishing resources for mental health professionals. He served as president of the Florida Psychological Association, and...

Lawrence G. Ritt, PhD of Sarasota, 75, passed away at his home Thursday, July 17, 2014. Originally from Nash­ville TN, Dr. Ritt received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. He moved to Sarasota in 1970 to become the first director of the Sarasota Guid­ance Clinic, after which he maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology in Sarasota for 24 years. In 1980, he and his wife founded Professional Resource Press, publishing resources for mental health professionals. He served as president of the Florida Psychological Association, and was a state representative to the national council of the American Psychological Association. He served on many local boards, and was a vol­unteer in the Mote Marine Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program for over 15 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jude, son Jason T. Ritt, Ph.D. of Boston, MA, and daughter Sarah Fogarty, son-in-law Brian Fogarty, and two grandchildren, all of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Ritt of Sarasota, and brother Wayne Ritt, M.D., of Nashville, TN. A private memorial service will be held on Sunday. In lieu of flow­ers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Humane Society of Sarasota County (www.hssc.org) or Mote Marine Laboratory (mote.org/support). To send condolences please visit the Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home website.



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"Dear Jude, I just read the FPA magazine for the first time in a very long time. I was surprised and so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. For me, he..." Kathy Peres (Clermont, FL)

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