Dorothy Vivian (Ritz) Ryan

November 13, 1921 - March 2, 2021
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Dorothy “Dot” Vivian (Ritz) Ryan, 99, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on March 2, 2021 at Calvert Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. She was born in Honeytown, Indiana on November 13, 1921. Delivered by her father, she was the daughter of Raymond M. Ritz and Caroline E. Ritz, proud Christians and hard-working grain,Continue Reading

Teresa Barton left a message on March 26, 2021:
I always remember Dot as involved... from the quilting ladies at Janes to serving anyone she could and everything in between! It seemed nothing slowed her down and she stayed active until it was no longer possible and I just pray that I can have her energy and fortitude into my elderly age as she did! I remember when I was a child of seven and my grandmother passed away (her aunt by marriage), she not only served our family but she was a comfort to me with her kind words and affection. Dot always asked how my family was, genuinely caring and always had a kind word or encouragement. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones. The world has lost a great lady but Heaven has called her home and I am sure great is her reward! Well done, good and faithful one! Love, Teresa Barton, Family and friend, North East, MD.
Constance Haske left a message on March 18, 2021:
Dot was my neighbor as I grew up in Rising Sun. I will always remember her kindness and generosity. As a child, when I rode the bus home, but forgot my house key, Mrs. Ryan would welcome me into her house. She always had something tasty to offer, stories and wisdom to share, and would keep me occupied until my parents got home. I live in NC now, but when I visit my parents in Rising Sun and see where she and Mr. Ryan used to live on Wilson St, I remember them both with fondness. The world will miss her beautiful spirit and heaven will be made better by their gain. Many sympathies to her family.
Robin Washburn left a message on March 13, 2021:
Dot welcomed me to Jane's Church years ago with a warm smile and a delicious lunch. We shared many church meals, services, and Bible studies. A genuinely good Christian woman. Rest in Peace Dot, you served well.
Oliver Banks left a message on March 9, 2021:
Dot was a great friend and person. My thoughts and sympathies to her family.
Ernest & Loretta Little left a message on March 9, 2021:
Dot was a beautiful lady. Our deepest sympathies to the family. She shall be missed. Ernest & Loretta Little
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Mindy Delcher left a message on March 7, 2021:
Dorothy was a truly remarkable woman and a wonderful example of how a life should be led. I was fortunate to be able to visit her several times years ago, where she always made me feel welcomed and I got to enjoy her excellent cooking and baking (some of the best ever!). She was kind and giving and will be missed. My thoughts and sympathies to her beautiful family.
Jane Wassmer left a message on March 6, 2021:
Mary Mc Cleary left a message on March 6, 2021:
My memories of this dear lady was seeing her at the Cecil County Fair taking in entries and finding out what she entered and how many ribbons she had won(which were many). May God wrap his arms around her family and and comfort them during this difficult time.
Paul and Elaina McGuigan left a message on March 5, 2021:
Dot was a wonderful person. Elaina and I enjoyed being in Sunday school with her for many years.
Alice Bayman left a message on March 5, 2021:
Dorothy was one of my mom's best friends. My sister Olga & I took my mom to visit her many years ago & they had so much fun together. We have enjoyed all the times we visited with Dorothy & her family. She was a Godly woman who was constantly giving to others.
Gayle Keel left a message on March 5, 2021:
This was a very special person, that I loved dearly. She was one of the kindest, and most sincere people I have ever met, and told you as she saw things. She was giving beyond belief, and helped, always lending a helping hand in whatever needed to be done . She was the last of her classmates and now that era is gone. She was a best friend and classmate of my mothers, and in a lot of ways, she was a connection to my roots in Indiana and so reminded my sister and I of our mother, Maxine. We had the pleasure of coming to visit and at a time when you thought she would be slowing down, she kept us moving, showing us the area, and the wonderful places, never stopping. She treated us just like her family and just reminding us of what and how it was when she was growing up, and how she and Herb got to put down roots in Maryland, stayed, raised a family, etc. i will miss her greatly, but what a wonderful life this lady had to live to be 99, be in her own house for that long, and still cook not only for herself, but others. I will miss the stories of putting something in the fair, be it food, or sewing and all the ribbons that she received. The quilts she made for her children, grandchildren, and greats will be treasured and were made with so much love. As for the ones that didn't get finished, they will also be treasured, just because her hands started the piece. Good night sweet lady and know that I loved having you in my life and I will miss you truly. Say hello to all that have gone before you and know that you are still loved in death as you were in life. I was truly lucky to get to know you, Herb, and your wonderful family. Sleep now....... Love, Gayle Keel
Parke and Nina Vehslage left a message on March 5, 2021:
Heaven's choir received a new angel when Dorothy was lifted up by God's grace. We treasure the few years we got to know Dorothy and visit with her and family. Jackson County Indiana hospitality is alive and well in Rising Sun Maryland as Dorothy and family hosted many Hoosiers with unpretentious grace. I treasure the envelope full of recipes for summer garden vegetables Dorothy shared with me and her hand made dining table decoration give our hearts and minds good memories. Sending hugs to all the family.
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