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Statement from Superintendent Cappuzzello on the Passing of Dr. David Ritchie

Dr Ritchie

We are saddened to hear about the passing of longtime Austintown Board Member, Dr. David Ritchie. “Doc,” as he was affectionately known, passed peacefully in his sleep. 

Doc had the longest tenure of any board member in the state of Ohio and served our Austintown families for decades, always keeping our students a top priority. He was also a member of many organizations in Austintown and served on various boards throughout the area. He was a true gentleman. On behalf of the Board of Education and our entire Austintown family, he will be greatly missed.

Arrangements will be held on Friday, July 16th. Calling hours will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Fitch High School Auditorium. Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m.


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