Riter, Pamela Lee (née Smith) Age 60, died Nov. 8, 2009 in Louisville, KY. Pam was born Nov. 9, 1948 in Covington, KY and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. Her giving nature, creativity, and intense intellectual curiosity found an outlet in her service to the Peace Corps teaching English to Libyan school children from 1968-69. While raising two small children, she graduated with an honors degree in philosophy from Harvard University in 1978. She had a distinguished career in management in the Chicago area with Care, Chicago Youth Centers, and Productivity Point. Pam's gift of creating warm, elegant homes nurtured all those who loved her. She is lovingly missed by her two children Rachel Gillen (Matt) and Max Riter (Jen) as well as her grandchildren, Aidan and Evangeline Gillen and Imogen and Logan Riter. She is survived by her companion partner Michael LaBarbera, her sister Michele Dunn (Tim), her nephews Brendan (Jill) and Michael (Charity) Dunn. Her adored mother, Winnifred Rutovech preceded her in death. She was cared for tenderly during her last months by her dearest friend Patsy Schwaber and her newest friend Brenda Berry. Memorials preferred to Norton Hospital Cancer Resource Center ATTN: Norton Hospital Foundation Bldg. 234 E. Gray Suite 450 Louisville, KY 40202.
"I may not have known Pam for very long but I loved her like she was family, like a neat grandma. She was one of the sweetest people I knew. Even when it got tough she handled it all with grace. I'm..." - Gabby Cheatham
"I was so stunned when I heard of Pam's passing. She was so incredibly comforting to me when I lost a close family member. I only wish that I could be there for all of you to offer you that same..." - Melinda Zima
Death Notice: PAMELA LEE RITER
November 22, 2009
Pamela Lee Riter,nee Smith, 60, died Nov. 8, 2009 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, KY. Pam was born Nov. 9, 1948 in Covington, KY. Pam grew up in Minneapolis, MN , graduating from North High.
Her giving nature, creativity, and intense intellectual curiosity found a perfect outlet in the Peace Corps, teaching English to Libyan school children, from 1968-69.