Donald E. Ritter of Greenport, 83, passed away suddenly Sept. 9, 2016.
Don served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He served for 21 years on the Suffolk County Police Department.
Upon retiring, he started The Quality Car Service and enjoyed providing service for many people on eastern Long Island for over 25 years.
Don was a gentleman and truly an exceptional person in many ways. He had a love for classical piano music and reading historical novels. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Don is survived by his five sons, Mike (Julie), Donald T. (Carol), John (Todd), Matt and James; four daughters, Virginia Martinsen, Jackie Melucci (Remo), Kris Jacobi (Michael) and Beth Reed; his former wife, Arlene Ritter, and special friend, Jan Healy; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Carol.
The family wishes to thank the Southold Police Department and many friends for their help and support.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.
This is a paid notice.