I. John "Tex" Ritterpusch
January 18, 1926 – February 19, 2018
On Monday, February 19, 2018, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Jaclyn A. Ritterpusch; father of Susan, Beth, Julie (Chris) Krahling, John (the late Lynn Roeder), Marie (John) Best, Steven (Edie), Faith Bunt, and Jean (the late Larry) Mack; brother of I. Earl Ritterpusch of Smithfield, NC. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Born in Baltimore, MD in 1926, John graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946 as a Sergeant, a B-29 Bomber Air Crew Gunner in the Pacific Theater. He received a BA from the University of Maryland in 1950 and a J.D. Degree in 1953 from George Washington University. John was a member of the Bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia with an emphasis in real estate, probate and trade association law. He was appointed to serve on the Maryland Court of Appeals Attorney Grievance Commission, as well as numerous other legal and civic associations. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, February 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernadette's Church, 72 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD, on Wednesday, February 21, at 10 a.m. Interment private.