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“Rich represented me, actually he was still representing me, I am so sorry for your families loss, he was a great Attorney & a great man....Read More »
1 of 69 | Posted by: Jason Tackett - Cincinnati, OH

“I am so sorry to hear this news.I was an Explorer with Rich and he went to prom with my friend and I.... he will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 69 | Posted by: Linda Clifton - Cincinnati, OH

“Im so sorry to hear this disturbing news of your passing I was a client of rich and he showed me and told me so much good advice it changed my...Read More »
3 of 69 | Posted by: Deonte Nuckols - City, OH

“I was blessed to meet Mr. VandeRyt when I was in the justice center for defending myself...he pro bono'd my case and had made it to where i could go...Read More »
4 of 69 | Posted by: Misty Raines - Cincinnati, OH

“I came across this remembrance by accident. I saw Richard VandeRyt and picture, and thought, I know him. When he was in law school at Chase, he...Read More »
5 of 69 | Posted by: Erwin Erhardt - Cincinnati, OH

“My condolences to all of the VandeRyt families. I am so grateful to Rich for teaching our boys the server rubrics, but even more for instilling a...Read More »
6 of 69 | Posted by: Carolyn McClorey - Cincinnati, OH

“So very sorry for your loss. Rich was just a nice guy! He's been in our prayers every day. ”
7 of 69 | Posted by: Anne Burger - Loveland, OH

“In addition to knowing Rich from his Green Township police days, he also did some estate planning for me. I remember him as a conscientious and kind...Read More »
8 of 69 | Posted by: Walt Bally - Cincinnati, OH

“It was a shock when I heard about Richard's death. I knew him and talked to him when when I was able to attend St. Gertrude's and play the organ...Read More »
9 of 69 | Posted by: Les POMERVILLE - Beavercreek, OH

“Vander Ryt Family:My condolences to you. Try to rest on Humira ward may the perpetual light shine upon him may he rest in peace amen ”
10 of 69 | Posted by: Keith Monnin - Dayton, OH

“I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of growing up with Rich. ”
11 of 69 | Posted by: Amy Foster-Kimble - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich, you were a wonderful, kind, and caring man! I will never forget our lovely memories. Your truly going to be missed. I am saying prayers for...Read More »
12 of 69 | Posted by: Amanda Becraft - Mason, OH

“I'm so sorry for you loss. My heart aches for all you. May he Rip and he forever watch over you in you time of need. ”
13 of 69 | Posted by: Jeff Kappen - Cincinnati, OH

“Thanks for always being a phone call or text away when I needed help with anything. Thank you for loving and caring for everyone around you. Thank...Read More »
14 of 69 | Posted by: John lotarski - Hamilton, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Rich was a fine attorney, and I greatly respected his demeanor, knowledge and presence in the courtroom. I considered...Read More »
15 of 69 | Posted by: Mike Bachman - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich was my DARE teacher at Oakdale Elementary. He always made everything so interesting an everyone loved him. I will always remember fellow...Read More »
16 of 69 | Posted by: Brian Schmidt - Cincinnati, OH

“Mrs.V (Doris), Angie, George, Jeannie, Mary, Karen, Julie, Rosie & John: I am sending my love to all of you during this shocking and sad time....Read More »
17 of 69 | Posted by: Jennifer (Hauser) Becknell - KY

Uncle Richard & his niece, Rachel “Richard VandeRyt is my uncle. I have so many great memories of him! He greatly loved his nieces & nephews! As kids we received so many gifts from him...Read More »
18 of 69 | Posted by: Rachel Matties - Dickinson, TX

“I can't believe you're not around! Heavens gained a Shakespeare player! ”
19 of 69 | Posted by: Anthony Barkley - Cincinnati, OH

“I can't believe you're not around! ”
20 of 69 | Posted by: Anthony Barkley - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich was always considered a part of our family. He helped us all out whenever we needed him and was always great company. I will forever be grateful...Read More »
21 of 69 | Posted by: Gabrielle & Ryan Noland

“My prayers are with Richie, and all of his family ”
22 of 69 | Posted by: James Soli - WEST CHESTER, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Rich will be missed by so many. ”
23 of 69 | Posted by: Cramer family - Neighbor

“I remember Richard was the DJ at one of the family reunions. He did a great job. It put a few steps in the reunion. I wish I could have been their...Read More »
24 of 69 | Posted by: Kathy Harvey - Cincinnati, OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
25 of 69 | Posted by: Linda Pelfrey - Friend

“I first met Rich (the handsome Green Twp. police officer that came to the rescue) when I was 19, while working at CVS. My life changed for the better...Read More »
26 of 69 | Posted by: Jennifer Maki - Burlington, KY

“Rich was always one of my favorite students at St. Gertrude Academy. He was one of the most polite and respectful students in the entire school. ...Read More »
27 of 69 | Posted by: Robert Rybarczyk - Lebanon, OH

“Rosie and family, we are praying for Rich and each of you. May God be with you always and send His Angel's to comfort you. Hugs to you. Dave and Deb ”
28 of 69 | Posted by: Deborah Feist - Cincinnati, OH

“To all the VandeRyt family. I will be praying for Rich and his family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss. Kyle ”
29 of 69 | Posted by: Kyle Rentschler - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry to hear about Rick. He was able to help me through a difficult situation as a police officer back in 1994. I have thought fondly of him...Read More »
30 of 69 | Posted by: Joni Kudera - Cincinnati, OH

“You were truly a remarkable man. Someone who accomplished two great professions during your lifetime. You were always so nice to me. May you Rest...Read More »
31 of 69 | Posted by: Martha Hyland - Cincinnati, OH

“Richard, you are another family member gone too soon. Who would have believed that less than 2 years later than the loss of your cousin, my brother...Read More »
32 of 69 | Posted by: Cyndi Coburn - Westminster, MD

“My condolences and prayers go out to Rich's family loved working with him as a brother and sister in Law Enforcement ”
33 of 69 | Posted by: Barbara Campbell - Cincinnati, OH

“I am truly sorry to hear of the loss. Please accept my condolences and may my prayers help comfort you. ”
34 of 69 | Posted by: John Stager - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich I will miss you running across the street downtown by the courthouse or stopping by the jc. Even if you were on your phone you would always stop...Read More »
35 of 69 | Posted by: judy lally - Cincinnati, OH

“As others I was shocked to hear of Rich's passing. He was always a helpful colleague in the criminal law practice. His presence at the courts will be...Read More »
36 of 69 | Posted by: Jerry Stineman - Cincinnati

“Rich, gone too soon. A man that will never be forgotten, every time you saw him he had a way of making you smile. A good friend, great lawyer and...Read More »
37 of 69 | Posted by: Jace and Christine Duncan - OH

“Rich, you are a gentleman and a scholar. You and your family are in my prayers. Oh Lord, give Richard eternal rest. ”
38 of 69 | Posted by: Joseph

“He helped my wife and I wade through a legal issue with a company we had done business with. All at the fire house no charge. Great guy and fun to...Read More »
39 of 69 | Posted by: Aaron Westerfield - OH - Coworker

“So sad to hear the sudden passing of Rich.Prayers to the family ”
40 of 69 | Posted by: Glenn Scott - Liberty Township, OH

“I went to st Gertrudes academy with Rich. He was unfailingly kind and mild mannered. Though I have not seen him for some time, I will not forget him....Read More »
41 of 69 | Posted by: Annmarie Jenkins

“I worked with Rich at Colerain FD and then later at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with you...Read More »
42 of 69 | Posted by: Ron Baumann - Harrison, OH

“He always had a smile on his face and a positive word to say. The world lost a true gentleman. Rest in peace, my friend. ”
43 of 69 | Posted by: Lucrecia Bowman-Jones - Norwood, OH

“Requiescat in pace Richard. You, and your family are in my prayers.I taught Richard as a youth at St. Gertrude Academy when it was on Goble Court,...Read More »
44 of 69 | Posted by: Sandra Friedl-Harrison - LA

“So sad to hear of your sudden passing. Prayers to the family and friends. You was a great man ”
45 of 69 | Posted by: Lisa Hensley - Cincinnati, OH

“Prayers from the Parish Family of Corpus Christi Church. God bless. ”
46 of 69 | Posted by: Bill Marshall - Cincinnati, OH

“Dan and I are very sorry to hear of his passing. We will never forget his kindness and easy going attitude. He MC'd our wedding. Such a nice person....Read More »
47 of 69 | Posted by: Cathy Koloc - Cincinnati, OH

“God bless you and keep you, Rich. You were a life saver at a very uncertain time in my life and took on duties as an attorney for me, pro bono. You...Read More »
48 of 69 | Posted by: Dori Ostenkamp Lucas - Cincinnati, OH

“So sorry for your loss! Rich was a great guy! Was always there to help everyone out!! It was an honor to call him our friend! May he rest in...Read More »
49 of 69 | Posted by: The Kelsey's - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Rich through my late brother-in-law, Dan Eagle-GreenTownship Police. The last time I saw him was at Dan's memorial...Read More »
50 of 69 | Posted by: Sarah Alexander - Cincinnati, OH

“I love you Rich. I am a better person for having known you. ”
51 of 69 | Posted by: Maria Perdikakis - Cincinnati, OH

“I didnt know Rich well but what I do know is that he was a very nice person. He was older than me but I remember being in school and him telling...Read More »
52 of 69 | Posted by: Christine King - Kingston, NY

“He was always kind to everyone and a good lawyer that cared about his clients. He will be missed. My prayers for his family and friends. May he...Read More »
53 of 69 | Posted by: Teri Wallace - Hamilton, OH

“I've known Rich since the days of being in the Explorer post (660). He dedicated much of his time, including off time, to mentoring aspiring police...Read More »
54 of 69 | Posted by: Tony Orue - Harrison, OH - friend

“Rest in peace Rich. My heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. You were very loved and will be missed. God speed. ”
55 of 69 | Posted by: Bev Steigleder - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich and I would talk for hours. He used to talk about running for office. He spoke of his family, and how much he loved them! We talked alone or in...Read More »
56 of 69 | Posted by: Teresa Tepe - Friend

“I am beyond heartbroken. I am so sorry for the loss of so many family members. I have such great memories from the time he was my student at St....Read More »
57 of 69 | Posted by: Jo Ann Winters - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich was a true friend who has always been just a phone call away for over twenty years whenever I needed anything... he was irreplaceable... i will...Read More »
58 of 69 | Posted by: Nita Wernke - Cinci, OH - friend

“I guess it's been about 30 years. I was new to the school both John and he made my transition pretty easy. He didn't live far so we pass each other...Read More »
59 of 69 | Posted by: Bryan Verity - San Antonio

“Heart broken to hear the news about Rich. Prayers for Rich, his family and friends ”
60 of 69 | Posted by: Anne Schrand - Park Hills, KY

“Rich was more than a friend to me, he was a brother. He brought me to his family gatherings as if I were a member and was treated as such; I brought...Read More »
61 of 69 | Posted by: David Duclos - Cincinnati, OH

“Such a good soul, was a great friend to my daughter Maria who truly loved him. As did we all. ”
62 of 69 | Posted by: Peter Perdikakis - Cincinnati, OH

“When I was an assistant prosecutor and later a Municipal Court magistrate, I was always glad when Rich was on a case. Always professional, always...Read More »
63 of 69 | Posted by: Jay Littner - Cincinnati, OH

“Rich was one of a kind and always a gentleman. I will miss having his face in our courtroom. I am so very sorry for your loss. It's a loss to so many...Read More »
64 of 69 | Posted by: Leslie Ghiz - Cincinnati, OH

“I knew Rich as a friend of Lisa's and as a tenant in our building. I am also a defense lawyer. I was always impressed with his deep sense of right...Read More »
65 of 69 | Posted by: Willaim Gallagher - OH - Friend

“I don't really have the words to say except that he LOVED his mom & dad dearly, his brothers, sisters family and friends immensely. His dogs were his...Read More »
66 of 69 | Posted by: Eric Gilbert - Cincinnati, OH

“I met Rich when he worked with my Dad Jim Suder at the Green Township Police Department. I had the privilege of working with him a Colerain Township...Read More »
67 of 69 | Posted by: Jennifer Suder-Stevens - Milan, IN

“Sorry for your loss , Rich was a good friend and I am shocked and saddened by his passing he will be truly missed ”
68 of 69 | Posted by: Jerry Winterhalter - Cincinnati, OH

“My prayers for peace and comfort. Worked with Rich many years ago, and thought very highly of him.. May he rest in eternal peace... ”
69 of 69 | Posted by: shelby louden - Cincinnati, OH


VANDERYT, Richard C. Beloved son of Doloris Ann (Victor) Ritze and the late George C. VandeRyt. Loving brother of Angela (Rick) Schmidt, George L. (Michelle) VandeRyt, Jeanne (Dennis) Hille, Mary Ann (Joseph) Kunkel, Karen VandeRyt (Jeff Winningham), Julie (Daniel) Burwinkel, Rose (Michael) Kuebler-Volz, John (Jessica) VandeRyt and the late Richard John and James Frances VandeRyt. Dear uncle of 44 nieces and nephews and 51 great nieces and nephews. Also survived by many other family and friends. Passed away suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 49 years of age. Visitation FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND RELATIVES at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Rd., on FRIDAY from 4:00PM to 6:00 PM. Friends are asked to arrive from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM. Requiem Mass on SATURDAY at St. Gertrude the Great, 4900 Rialto Rd., at 10:00 AM with Rosary at 9:30. Memorials may be made to The Shield, 7149 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45237 or Responder Rescue Mission, 3711 Mexico Rd. St. Charles, MO 63303 or St. Gertrude the Great, 4900 Rialto Rd., West Chester, OH 45069. www.bjmeyer.com

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