Pat Ritter
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Pat Ritter
  • July 9, 1956 - February 19, 2014
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Obituary for Pat (David Patrick) Ritter

Pat (David Patrick) Ritter, a resident of New Orleans, LA, passed away on February 19, 2014, after a brief illness.

Pat was born in New Orleans, LA on July 9, 1956. He was a life-time Louisiana resident (except for a brief period in California and Georgia) residing in Chalmette, Phoenix, and New Orleans. He graduated from Promised Land Academy in Braithwaite, LA in 1974. Following high school, Pat attended University of New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism in 1979. He worked in many of New Orleans areas finest establishments, the last of which was Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans.

Pat enjoyed following professional sports and was an avid New Orleans Saints and LSU Tiger fan. He was also involved with various local volleyball teams. He was named Grand Marshal of Southern Decadence in 2001 with Mayor Morial designating July 9, 2001, as Estelle Ritter Day.

Pat shared a very special 10-year relationship with his partner, Jacob (Thomas Lewis). They resided in the mid-city area of New Orleans with their three little dogs, Nico, Damie, and Nina.

Pat is survived by three siblings and a cousin who has always been considered an extra sister, they are: Dennis Daniel Ritter, Jr; (Danny), Gaynelle Ritter Dassau, Dale Ritter Whittaker, and Rosary Schayot King; as well as loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many cousins.

Pat is preceded in death by his parents Dennis Daniel Ritter, Sr., Jane Schayot Ritter, his older sister, Kathleen Joelle Ritter; his paternal grandparents Robert Peter Ritter, Sr. and Marcella Cullen Ritter, and his maternal grandparents Albert Louis Schayot, Sr., and Effie Perez Schayot.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 12:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the following:

Louisiana SPCA
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, NOLA 70114
la-spca.org

NO/AIDS Task Force
2601 Tulane, #500, NOLA 70119
noaidstaskforce.org

Sunshine Kids Foundation
2814 Virginia, Houston TX 77098
sunshinekids.org

Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoencanalstreet.com