Rev. Dr. Ronald G. Britter
Rev. Dr. Ronald G. Britter, 62, or Erie Street, East Liverpool, OH died suddenly at his home on Monday, April 19, 2004. He was born in Toledo, OH on September 4, 1941, a son of Dorothy Davis Britter of Toledo, OH and the late Joseph Britter.
He was educated in the Toledo Public School System. Dr. Britter received a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Religious Education, Bachelor of Theology, a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in Theology at the Toledo Bible College.
He loved to teach and interact with students in various grade levels. He taught in the Toledo Public Schools, Akron Public Schools, Wellsville Public Schools, East Liverpool Public Schools and the East Liverpool Christian School.
Dr. Britter served as pastor of Universal Community Non-Denominational Church in Toledo, Ohio; Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio; United Church of Christ in Akron, Ohio; Associate Minister at St. Paul AME Church in Akron, Ohio, Lee’s Chapel AME Church in Wellsville, Ohio and Reed’s Chapel AME Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
Dr. Britter was a former president of the Wellsville Ministerial Association where he instituted the first Community Vacation Bible School in the Village of Wellsville. He served on the Tri-State Chaplaincy Committee at East Liverpool City Hospital.
With Elizabeth Carter, Director and President of Tri-State Promoters, he coordinated different activities for the youth at the Point of Light in East Liverpool, Ohio. Dr. Britter is also the founder of R&M Biblical School of Hope in Akron, Ohio and the Tri-State area. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Miriam Russell Britter, whom he married on June 13, 1970: three daughters:Desiree L. Britter of Inkster, Michigan, Deidre L. Britter of Alexandria, Virginia & Deanna L. Britter of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers: Paul Britter of Toledo, Ohio and James Benson of Atlanta, Georgia; a Brother in Law, James Gilbert Russell of Toledo, Ohio; a Sister in Law, Carole Ann Russell of Toledo, Ohio and four grandchildren: Jasmine A. and Dalvin Britter of Detroit, Michigan and Chanelle L. and Ivan D. Daviduk of Youngstown, Ohio.
Besides his father, he is preceded in death by his wife’s parent’s: Oscar and Elizabeth Stenson Russell and a Sister in Law, Dorothy Lane Russell.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, April 26, 2004 at 1:30 PM with Rev. James Curry of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Weirton, WV, officiating and Rev. John S. Goshay of St. Andrewes AME Church in Youngstown, Ohio, the Eulogist.
Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Monday, April 26, 2004 from 1:00pm until the time of service.
Following the funeral service, family & friends will meet at The Point of Light on Pennsylvania Avenue in East Liverpool.