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In Loving Memory of

Ruth H. Ritter

March 17th, 2024


Ruth H. Ritter, née Heyman, 93. Beloved wife of the late Norman; devoted mother of Robin Ritter, Susan (Dan) Hirschberg, and Jonathan (Rina) Ritter; cherished grandmother of Michael (Laura Wolfman) Hirschberg, Laura (David) Bradley, Lior (Mor) Ritter, Keren (fiancé Ofri Peretz) Ritter, and Amy Ritter; proud great-grandmother of Hailey, Luke, Tyler, and Eliana; loving sister of Harold "Jimmy" Heyman; treasured aunt of many. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah Chicago North Shore, Chapel service Monday, March 25, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Rd, Arlington Heights. Interment to follow at Shalom Memorial Park. For information, including a link to view the service, shiva, and to leave condolences:, 847-255-3520.

Memorial Events

Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Monday 03/25/2024 at 12:15 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


The Continental Restaurant
788 S. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Monday 3:00 - 7:00 PM

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