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Clarence E. Ritenour Jr.

Published: July 23, 2014 1:00 AM


Past Master of Masons

Clarence E. Ritenour Jr.

Services were July 19 at the Christian Fellowship Church of Largo, Fla. for Clarence E. Ritenour, who died July 8, 2014 in Largo.

A former resident of Northeast Ohio, he was a painter, then graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and became a gemologist and jeweler, working in his later years at Belleair Jewelry and Pawn Shop.

He also was a past master of the W.K. Ricksecker Masonic Lodge in Aurora and was a Shriner.

Survivors include his children Diane Grabau, Debbie Wells, Debbie Lewis, Dot Gray, Ronald Ritenour and Doug Gibson; sweetheart Grace Gibson; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Janet (Bill) Eckenrode; brothers Lou (Arlene) Ritenour and Frank Ritenour.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Donna Loher, sister Murna (Norm) Codner and very best friend Jessie Wells.

Contributions can be made to Mr. Ritenour's favorite charity -- the Christian Fellowship Church of Largo, Fla. Moss Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Clearwater, Fla. handled arrangements.

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