Thomas Parke McRitchie, 83, of Port Clinton, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.
He was born April 11, 1925, in Port Clinton, the son of the late Kenneth David and Leah (Darlison) McRitchie. He married Janice Evelyn Bartlebaugh, and she preceded him in death in 1994. In 2000, he married the former Betty Smith, and she survives.
Mr. McRitchie was CEO of Quikstir, Inc., which he founded in 1954. He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton, a 60-year member of Oliver H. Perry Lodge 341 F. & A.M., member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo, Port Clinton Yacht Club since 1953, and past commodore of IDNIRA (Ice Boat). He was a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed sailing for the past 50 years.
Surviving are his son, T. Park and Nancy (Lucas) McRitchie of Port Clinton; grandchildren, Leah Jo and Thomas P. McRitchie III, both of Port Clinton; stepbrother, James (Grace) Wolf of Port Clinton; stepsister, Mary Alice (Wolf) Streeter of Port Clinton; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Bonnie (Bartlebaugh) Mars.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice; and stepbrothers, Richard Wolf and George Wolf.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, with Masonic services at 6:00 p.m., in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Port Clinton; military honors will be presented by Port Clinton American Legion. Following interment services, the family would like to invite everyone to join them at Port Clinton Yacht Club for refreshments and camaraderie.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ottawa County Historical Museum or St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Condolences may be shared with the family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.