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Joe Ritch

Joe Ritch

Male 1902 - 1992  (89 years)

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  • Name Joe Ritch 
    Born 23 Oct 1902  Podetter, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1992  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cemetery: Edmonton Jewish Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5739  Ritch
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father ? Grechanik,   b. Abt 1870, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bruch Furman,   b. 15 Aug 1906, Pervomaysk, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1983, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cemetery: Edmonton Jewish Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 23 May 1926  Star City, Sasktchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Alex Ritch,   b. 16 Apr 1927, Myrnam, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1967, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cemetery: Edmonton Jewish Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He came to Canada in 1921, sponsored by his Uncle Shloma Shugarman.
      at 1921 census a Lodger a salesman at 1 Ave West, Vegreville, Alberta
      He ran a general store in Mannville, Alberta. Bernice and Joe were married on May 23, 1926 in Star City, Saskatchewan. They eventually moved to Myrnam, AB, where son Alex was born in 1927, and Gertrude in 1929. They then moved to Vermillion, AB where Norma was born in 1934. In 1936, they moved to Edmonton, where Joe opened the "Peerless Puff Wheat Factory". In 1940, he opened, "Ritch's Wholesale Dry Goods, then in 1959, "Western Textiles", and finally, "Yardsticks". Youngest son Ron was born in 1941. Alex passed away in 1967 at age 40, leaving behind wife Fran Shlafmitz and their four children. Then in 1968, Gertrude's husband Sam Zivot passed away, leaving Gertrude with their three children. Norma married Dr. Jerry Grobman and has four children. Ron married Carol Kettner and has three. "Western Textiles" was sold in the early 1980s, when the Ritches retired. Bernice died in 1983, Joe in 1992.

      1953 a Salesman 10336 121st Street, Edmonton, Alberta