THOMAS J RITSON
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Thomas Ritson, beloved husband of Gerty Lou, who predeceased him, treasured father of Linda Mersing
and husband Robert, and Mona Colicchie and husband Joe (deceased). Tom was the respected family
patriarch who exuded love, compassion, wit, and infinite wisdom. He was an adored “Pap” to Robert and
Tammy Mersing, Tommy Mersing (deceased), Michele and Robert Moran, Aubrey and Mark Bennett and
Jared and Meredith Colicchie. His great-grandchildren, Victoria and Robert Moran, Dylan Mersing and
Mack Bennett were each an integral and special part of his life, sharing an unconditional love.
Tom was predeceased by his sisters, Viola Reinstadtler and Gloria Schroeder, and brothers John Ritson
and Albert Ritson. He is survived by his sister, Rosemary Sikorski, and the many nieces and nephews who
were so special to him.
Tom will receive military honors, and then be interred in eternity with his late, beloved wife, at the
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on May 15 at 2:30 pm.