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(Photo courtesy Marcus Snow, click to enlarge)

Grave marker for George L. Ritchotte in the Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 
Orange Park (Clay County), Florida

Ritchotte, George Roland

   RITCHOTTE - George Roland Ritchotte, 84, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2006 in Orange Park, FL.
   Mr. Ritchotte was born on November 11, 1921 in West Warwick, RI. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division. He retired from Civil Service at NARF-NAS Jacksonville after 22 years service.
   George was a charter member and first commander of the DAV, Orange Park Chapter 38. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Phidora Ritchotte, his son, Donald Ritchotte, brother, Rudolphe Ritchotte and sister, Claire Gendron. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Helen Ritchotte; children, Charles Ritchotte (Lucille)-Coventry, RI, Robert Ritchotte (Nancy)-Milledgeville, GA, Ann Marie Phillips (Alan) and Paul Ritchotte (Cindy) both of Orange Park, FL; sister, Lorraine Poncin-Menifee, CA; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 22, 2006, 11:00 AM at St. Lukes Catholic Church,1606 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, FL with Fr. Donal Sullivan, Celebrant.
   Family and friends will visit at JACKSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL on Thursday, September 21, 2006 from 6 until 8 PM.

Published in the Florida Times-Union on 9/19/2006.

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