Joseph A Ritacco  November 21 1930  May 27 2023

Joseph A Ritacco November 21 1930 May 27 2023

November 21 1930 May 27 2023
Joseph A. Ritacco November 21, 1930 – May 27, 2023 Share this obituary Upload Photo| Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Send Sympathy Card Joseph A. Ritacco Baptized into the hope of Christ’s resurrection, Saturday, May 27, 2023. Joe is survived by his devoted friend and caretaker, Dennis Sarris; family friends, Angelique Sarris and her son Frankie Driggs, Gail (Jack) DeBenedetto, Jennifer (Dennis) Bernier and Jessica (Steve) Alexander; cousins, Dennis Alexion and Susan Partica; preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth (Silano) Ritacco and Joseph Ritacco; his former wife, Sandy Ritacco (nee Schaede); aunts, Rose Hahnau and Florence Virgilio. Joe was a longtime parishioner of St. Monica Church and member of Knights of Columbus Council #6500 & Sir Knight Joseph Ritacco #3588. He was a devoted friend and always had a smile on his face. He loved operas and symphonies and volunteered at Evelyn’s House, Fox Theatre, Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL & Powell Symphony Hall. He was an avid traveler who journeyed to various destinations including France, Italy, Greece and Australia to name a few. He found joy in being a photographer, and one of his most cherished subjects was Marilyn Monroe, whom he photographed at the Bob Hope show for GIs. Visitation at Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Thursday, June 1 from 4-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Monica Catholic Church, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, on Friday June 2 at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery and reception at St. Monica’s following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation, Evelyn’s House or St. Louis Symphony. Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home SERVICES Visitation Thursday, June 1, 2023 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ortmann-Stipanovich Funeral Home 12444 Olive Blvd Creve Coeur, MO 63141 Get Directions on Google Maps Funeral Mass Friday, June 2, 2023 10:00 AM St. Monica Church 12136 Olive Blvd. Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141 Get Directions on Google Maps Interment Friday, June 2, 2023 11:46 AM Resurrection Cemetery 6901 Mackenzie Rd. Affton, MO 63123 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Personal Message: Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph A Ritacco November 21 1930 May 27 2023.

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Death notice for the town of: Creve Coeur, state: Missouri

death notice Joseph A Ritacco November 21 1930 May 27 2023

obituary notice Joseph A Ritacco November 21 1930 May 27 2023

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