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Patricia A. Ritz

October 31, 1946 - May 28, 2024
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Egizi Funeral Home
119 Ganttown Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 227-9500 | Map
Saturday 6/8, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Egizi Funeral Home
119 Ganttown Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 227-9500 | Map
Saturday 6/8, 11:00 am

Patricia A. Ritz (nee Rasulo) On May 28, 2024 of Sicklerville. Age 77. Beloved wife of Walter. Devoted mother of Michael Ritz (Lori) and Laurie Davidson (George). Loving grandmother of Ava, Michael Jr., Georgie, Nicholas, and Sarah. Dear sister of Marie Evans, Thomas Rasulo (Karen), and the late Joseph, John, and William Rasulo. Loved byContinue Reading

Tom Rasulo left a message on June 9, 2024:
Hello everyone.  I'm Tom Rasulo and I’m proud today to say I’m Pat's younger brother... As you may know, Pat grew up in a large household.  Six kids, lots of love, lots of noise ...and …not so much money.  I was #5, Marie was #2 and Pat was #3. Pat was seven years older than I. In our family culture, my sisters were very much responsible for much of the care of their three younger brothers John, Bill and myself.  This included life lessons, dancing lessons, love lessons, manners training, and even changing our dirty diapers .... YEP, LOTS of dirty CLOTH diapers.   .... THANK YOU SISSY.  😁 When I first thought about what to say today, I struggled.  When I spoke of my brothers at their funerals I found it easy because I spoke mostly about the mischief we got into or about the “colorful” inside jokes we shared.  But when I thought about Pat it was the ABSENCE of this kind of stuff that really struck me.  Pat NEVER got into any mischief.  She was a what some might call a “Do-Gooder" right from the start.  The worst mischief I can recall was this: One time, in Long Beach, we took the West End Bus to church on a rainy Sunday. It was just Patty and I. …It cost a DIME!  My Mom had given us some change for the collection basket. I’d been whining about wanting pizza so PAT struck a deal with Jesus.... She figured that to please her little brother, that if we WALKED HOME instead of taking the bus AND if we shortchanged the collection basket, just a little bit, we'd have enough to share the slice of PIZZA I'd been asking for.  Well, we GOT that slice of pizza.  To me, my half tasted heavenly but to her, let's just say the GUILT diminished her enjoyment of that slice we shared .  That 62 year old memory is still as clear today as it was then.   THANK YOU SISSY😁 You know Pat really only had one speed and that was LOVE I remember once in Jr. high school I hatched a plan to cut school with my friends and I knew I could depend on Pat to help me forge a note for the next day saying I was sick.  Well, she wasn't having any of THAT.   I had to face the music on that one alone .... THANKS A LOT SISSY  😒 Or, when we'd play cards for hours and because she just couldn't STAND the idea of a winner and a looser she'd make me give back all my winnings saying it was "just for fun and only fair".....  I was NOT OK with THAT. THANKS A LOT SISSY 😔 If you knew my sister at all…then you know she LOVED to dance.  I'm sure that's why I love to dance.  I was sooo cool because I was the first of my friends to have the courage to dance with a GIRL... because she and Marie taught me to how to ask and how to dance the "Twist" back in 1960 some 64 years ago.  Another memory that stands clear.    THANKS "A LOT" 👌 SISSY! Pat and Walt always opened their home to anyone who came to visit. Walt always made a WELCOME HOME sign which was carefully placed on the lawn. You could count on Pat greeting you with a tight hug that lasted a looong time.  Just like you, Marie and I will miss those hugs.  Mmmmmm ….THANK YOU SISSY☺️ We can never forget my Mom's 80th birthday in 1995 .  Pat and Walt put EVERYONE up in that house. It was a 105° New Jersey day and we slept everywhere.  She just loved it! It was such fun to have everyone together like that. Now , you've no doubt noticed a pattern here.  Pat had one speed ... Love Everybody TOGETHER : THANK YOU SISSY 😁😁😁 My sister Marie asked me to share the last conversation she had with Pat as she struggled to speak.  Marie's Granddaughter, Jackie, had just suffered the loss of her baby, just 5 months into her pregnancy. They named her Eleanor Marie. It was devastating.  As Pat knew she was nearing the end of her amazing life, she told Marie to tell Jackie not to worry, that soon she'd would be holding that little, tiny baby's hand.    … Thank you Sissy 🥲 As I said, Pat had one speed...  Love I'll close by saying....  Living on West coast it seems I have always missed my sister.... But never as much as now.    I love you sissy.  See you soon enough.  🙏. ... Tom
Michelle, Randy & Brady Langston left a message on June 7, 2024:
We are so sorry for your loss. May her memories help you through this time. Sending love and hugs! Michelle, Randy & Brady
Walt and Sally Edwards left a message on June 2, 2024:
Walt, Mike, Laurie, and family. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Pat. She was an amazing woman and friend. She had a warm heart and cared for all. Years ago when my teenage son would "runaway" during his rebellious age, I didn't fear because he would runaway to the Ritz household. Pat would call and say all will be fine. And it was. Pat also opened up her home to host our wedding reception. She was always so happy to do things for everyone else.
Marie Evans left a message on June 2, 2024:
Words cannot express my sadness at this time. I've been trying to get past this with the wonderful sisterly memories that I hold in my heart. Our days as cheerleaders, sorority sisters and best of friends (even though she would get up early take my freshly ironed blouses and wear them to school before I got up. You had to be quick in our house. LOL. I love you Pat and things will never be the same without you. XOXO
Edi Gilich left a message on June 2, 2024:
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Uncle Walt, Mike, Laurie and the entire family. Aunt Pat was a special and loving lady and she will be greatly missed. Hoping that all the fond memories you shared will help to ease your pain. My memory of Aunt Pat that sicks out vividly is when I was around 4, she and my Mom took me out for ice cream. When we got back in the car, Aunt Pat dropped her cigarette on the dashboard, it rolled down and got stuck in between the windshield and the dashboard. Both Mom and Aunt Pat were horrified thinking that the engine might blow up so Aunt Pat took my ice cream cone and shoved it into the lite cigarette to put it out. They were both so happy they adverted a catastrophe and went home to tell the family what happened. Happiness went to hilarity when they were told that the car they were driving, a Corvair, engine was in the back of the car. LOL! Love and miss you Aunt Pat, RIP!
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Irene and Robert Mollica left a message on May 31, 2024:
Walt, Laurie, George and kids ,Michael, Lori and kids, familly and friends of Pat: We are so sorry for your loss. Pat touched many lives and I really think we are all better people for have known her. She was so giving and sincere. She is a perfect example of why giving is so much more rewarding than receiving! As times passes, may the memories of Pat ease the grief of losing her! God Bless! Big Irene
Elizabeth sanabria ritz left a message on May 30, 2024:
So sorry for your loss, she was very kind person 🌹
Mary Harrow left a message on May 30, 2024:
Pat was my dear friend for 32 years. We had so many adventures together, working at the same places more than once, karaoke nights out, marriages, funerals, hosting parties together, with mishaps included....lots and lots of laughter and tears over the years. We spent countless hours talking together. She was never afraid to tell it like it is and yet she was one of the most loving people I've ever had the pleasure to have in my life. We shared so very much and she was a trusted confidant. If you told Pat something you wanted kept private she has taken it with her because she didn't repeat things. She welcomed everyone. She fed anyone. She mothered my children when they'd run to her house for milk and cookies when they were little. And now they carry a piece of her as well. She loved her family fiecely and her friends wholeheartedly. She had a heart of gold and I am going to miss her deeply.
Michael Ritz Jr. left a message on May 29, 2024:
I love you forever grandma
Don/Diane/Jake and Emily Ritz left a message on May 29, 2024:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Pat was such a special person and always made you feel so welcome and appreciated every time you spoke with her. Her smile was beautiful. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She is now with god and saying hello our mom now. Sending our love and prayers Don/Diane/Jake and Emily Ritz
Egizi Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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