Rhea Jane Ritter (née Kaplan), a resident of Scottsdale since 1977, passed away on Nov. 13, 2017. Born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she loved adventure, film, politics and reading, but cherished most of all her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Joanne Green (Barry Gross), Howard Green (Michele) and Linda Shapiro (Fred); six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rhea was known for her infectious smile and good humor. She worked successfully in real estate for over 30 years developing lasting friendships with many of her clients. A memorial service will be held at Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N. 64th St. in Scottsdale at 1 p.m., Nov. 19. Donations are being accepted in her name by Hospice of the Valley at HOV.org.

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