James Wilson ‘Jim’ Ritenour, 83

James Wilson “Jim” Ritenour, 83, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Woodstock, Va., on May 9, 1936, son of the late Robert Lee Ritenour and the late Lona Elaine (Rhinehart) Ritenour.

Ritenour worked as a general manager for Coca-Cola in Annapolis, Md., before his retirement in 2000, with 27 years of service.

He was a member of Elks Lodge 2540 in Lewes, Del., the Indian River Yacht Club and the Sons of the American Legion. He loved boating, fishing, photography, taking trips to Florida and spending time with his wife. Ritenour will be remembered for his fun and loving personality, along with his devotion to his family.

In addition to his parents, Ritenour was preceded in death by a grandson, Russell Rowe Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Anne (Barrett) Ritenour; his five children, James Ritenour Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Palm Bay, Fla., Bonnie Newman and her spouse, Criss Landwehr, of Melbourne, Fla., Jacque Rowe of Taneytown, Md., Debbie DeLore and her husband, Steve, of New Market, Md., and Russell Rowe of Millsboro; three grandchildren, Samantha Noel and her husband, Victor, of New Market, Md., Marissa Perkins of Columbia, Md., and Ryan DeLore of Germantown, Md.; and five great-grandchildren, Kylie Jackson, Henry Noel, Cline Noel, Robbie Perkins and Owen Perkins.

A celebration-of-life service was scheduled for Sept. 19, 2019, at the Long Neck chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to VITAS Hospice; 100 Commerce Dr., Ste. 302; Newark, DE 19713, or to Easter Seals; 22317 Dupont Blvd.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.