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Mary Ann Ritz
Mary Ann Ritz

Mary Ann Ritz

October 13, 1934 - July 8, 2021

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Mary Ann Ritz, passed away on July 8, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Dr. Harry L. Ritz, Jr. and her sisters Wanda and Sherry. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Georgeff (Pat), by her 5 children, Steven (Sue), Daniel, Philip, Michael and Patrick (Krista), her grandchildren Joshua, Heather, Cara, Thomas, Julian and Payton, and her great-grandchildren Mary Alice, William and Ellie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Born October 13, 1934 to Thomas and Byrdie Georgeff in Dayton, Ohio, she was their second child. She grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio and graduated from Beavercreek High School. Mary and Harry were married on August 29th, 1953. The family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1960. Mary worked for the IRS for many years before she retired. She dedicated her life to family and spent many Christmas holidays making cookies with loved ones. She once said she wanted her children and grandchildren to remember her with fondness, love, and maybe a little smile. Her entire family certainly does. Mary also enjoyed gardening, crafts, cooking, and art. Sadly, she suffered from heart disease later in life and eventually succumbed to the disease. She will be missed dearly by her entire family and her many friends. Her ashes will be interred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the American Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society would be lovingly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, Cincinnati. 

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