Richard Louis Litke
June 9, 1943 - December 18, 2023

Richard L. Litke, passed away on December 18, 2023, of Sarasota FL formerly of Bridgewater Ct. , Born June 9, 1943 in Torrington, CT.

Survived by wife and best friend Linda(Kinast) Litke of Sarasota, FL, sister Claire Litke of North Port, FL and several nieces and nephews including Jim and Nancy Manweiler of  Sarasota, FL and Carrie and John Sales of Newington, Ct., and great and great great nieces and nephews.

Graduated from C.W. Post in Long Island with a Bachelor’s Degree and did graduate work in Italy. Played tenor sax on the Ramrods 1961 hit instrumental “Ghost riders in the Sky”.  Member of the Army National Guard in CT. Owner of Central Lumber CO. from1977 till 2000.  President of the Lumber Dealers Association of CT in 1986. Private Pilot .  Member of Southeast Bonanza society and QB’s (Quiet Birdmen) a group of pilots.  Supporter of animal rights and welfare and Tunnel to Towers and Wounded Warriors. No services.


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