Jesse Jon Ritz

Born: Thu., Dec. 21, 1989
Died: Tue., Nov. 1, 2016


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 04, 2016
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 05, 2016
Location: Harrisville Fire Hall

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Jesse Jon Ritz, 26, of 14217 South Creek Rd., Harrisville, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Pitcairn in St. Lawrence County.

Born December 21, 1989 in Carthage, NY, the son of Kevin J. and Sherri L. Pate Ritz, he was a 2008 graduate of Harrisville Central School.

Following high school and for the next two years, he went to work as a live line trimmer for Lewis Tree Service, based in Henrietta, NY.  In 2010, he accepted a position with Clover Construction, out of Watertown, and worked as a construction foreman on the Eagle Ridge Apartment Complex on Route 342.  He later became employed by Cowles Company of Northern New York as an HVAC technician/foreman handling new installations and a variety of service work throughout the North Country. He was known as a highly-skilled technician and mentor to other employees and was still employed at the time of his death.

When not working, Jesse enjoyed anything outdoors, especially fishing and hunting and had shot a buck three days prior to his death, and above all, he loved spending time with his family, particularly with his 6 year old daughter, Carly.

He had a heart as big as his size and will always be remembered for helping anyone he could.  His smile was infectious, and his reputation for lifting people up with his low key, always happy demeanor will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his daughter, Carly M. Hatch, and fiancée, Rachel A. Hatch, both of Hermon; his mother and step-father, Sherri L. and Dominick M. Bango, of Harrisville, his brother and his fiancée, Jake D. Ritz and Kaity Champagne, of Harrisville; his maternal grandmother, Linda L. Pate, of Carthage; his paternal grandmother, Betty Leonard, of Harrisville, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Kevin J. Ritz, who died on June 30, 1991 at age 27 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, his maternal grandfather, Richard Pate, and his paternal grandfather, Richard Ritz.

A funeral service for Jesse will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department, 14226 Church St., Harrisville, with the Rev. Christopher Looby, Pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Evans Mills, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Francis Solanus Cemetery, Harrisville.  A funeral luncheon will be held in the social hall of the Harrisville Fire Department.

Calling hours will be on Friday, November 4th, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Inc., 14187 State St., Harrisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trust Fund for (his daughter) Carly M. Hatch, c/o of Community Bank, N.A. and may be given or sent to any branch of Community Bank, N.A.

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Kevin and Ashley Swem
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Jesse was a great person he always knew how to make someone smile. He will be truly missed. Thinking of his family.

Brenda Leonard
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
I was so saddened to hear of Jesse's passing. He was such a wonderful, kind young man who always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this extremely difficult time.

Erin Largett
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to jesse's family and everyone who knew him. I remember Jesse when he was just a young lad and he rode the
Same bus as me. He and his dad are watching over all of you right now.

   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
I can find no words for comfort. the loss of Jesse Jon will leave a void in all of our hearts ,He was a joy to be around .always smiling,we are better off for knowing him .Sherri, i love you. you have a lot of angles hear.All, loving and knowing, holding you and your in your time of grief.peace

Randy and Mary Patnode
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
Sheri, Dom, Jake and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Jesse Jon, our thoughts and prayers for you as you go through this difficult time. RIP Jesse

Sandra Lyndaker & Jim Cole
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
Sherri, Dom, Jake & family - Jim and I are so very sorry for your loss. We know there is nothing that can ease the pain you are all feeling now but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jesse was a great kid, always kind, so polite and always willing to help anyone who needed it. His warmth and kindness will be missed by all...If there is anything at all that Jim or I can do to help, please call...we'll stop by sometime soon. Love you guys...Jim & Sandra

Elton and Lynda wood
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. Elton and Lynda Wood.

Kim and Bart Young
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
Sherri, Dom and Jake, and to the rest of Jesse's family~ please know that we are thinking of you and our hearts are aching for you. I hope that you are able to find some consolation in knowing just how many people are praying for you at this time!!63

Larry and Tamera Mashaw
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
Dear Dom, Sherri, and family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Cheryl Turck Spencer
   Posted Thu November 03, 2016
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Peg & Dick Kahn
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of terrible loss.

Vickie (Langridge) Brownell
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
Sherri and Dom,

So very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine the heart ache you are feeling. I will keep you all in my prayers and pray that your memories of Jesse will help you heal.

Eugene Honey
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
jesse will be sadly missed we are so sorry for your loss

Desiree Dehner
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss. Although I worked with Jesse, we didn't cross paths too often, as he was out in the field a majority of the time. I didn't know him all that well, but he was always a kind person. He will be missed.

Family and friends are in my thoughts.

Norma Stuyvesant
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy. From the Stuyvesant Family

Julie & Rick Chartrand
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. What a beautiful, loving boy who will be greatly missed by us all.

Mark & Kelly Ritz
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
Sheri, Jake and family, We're so sorry for your loss, I know he is watching over you, our thoughts & prayers are with at this very difficult time. RIP Jesse

Mark & Kelly Ritz

Scott and Lisa Baker
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Jesse. our prayers, hugs and Sympathy are being sent for all of you.

Vickie and Joe Irish
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
I'm so saddened by the loss of Jesse. I didn't really know him, but I know his families and know what a wonderful young man he must have been. You have been in my prayers.

Carolyn & Stewart Hooley
   Posted Sat November 05, 2016
Rachel, Carly, Sherri, Jake and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jesse was a very good friend to our son and a fine young man. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
May God be with you all in this time of great sorrow.

Carolyn Hooley
   Posted Sat November 05, 2016

Friend Comfort Card was sent by Stewart and Carolyn Hooley.

thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers that you may find a way to heal your hearts.

Janice McIntosh Brothers
   Posted Sun November 06, 2016
Dom and Sherri,
My deepest condolences on the loss of Jesse. He was a pure treasure and one of the absolute kindest young men I have ever had the pleasure to know. I know words can never erase all of your pain I do hope that knowing you have so many people who are here for you all will help you through these tough times ahead. Hold all of your dear memories close to your hearts and may the Lord watch over you all in the months and years ahead.
With Love and Prayers,
Janice and family

Janice McIntosh-Brothers
   Posted Sun November 06, 2016
Rachel and Carly,
I am so so sorry for your loss. Words are of no help at a time like this and I know they can't fix things for you guy's. I wish that they could. Please know I am here for you all even if it is just for a hug or if you need to blow off some steam I will absolutely understand. When you find yourself missing the great man Jesse was think of your beautiful little angel and all of the wonderful times you shared together. He was definitely a true gem. He will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have had the chance to know him. May the Lord Bless you and Carly both, and keep his watchful eye on you.
Sending you all my Love, Hugs, and Prayers
Janice and family

Daniel Jones
   Posted Tue November 08, 2016
Sherri and Dominick,

May peace and comfort find you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Daniel and Debra Jones

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