Arthur Ryterman

Roman Ryterman

June 28, 1928 - November 6, 2022
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 1:00pm
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    8900 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208
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    Randallstown, MD 21133
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Donations are being accepted for:
Minnie & Max Krieger Memorial Scholarship Fund at Beth El Congregation

8101 Park Heights Ave, Pikesville, MD 21208

Holocaust Survivors Program at Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Jake Taccardi YMCA Fund

PO BOX 65325, Washington, DC 20035


On November 6, Roman Ryterman, at the wonderful age of 93, passed from this world.

Roman was born in Biesko, Poland on July 30, 1929, to Wilhelm Rittermann, a native of Kraków, and Hancia Goldberg, from the small town of Milówka. His parents had an arranged marriage. His brother, Henryk, was six years older. When he was young, he moved to Biesko’s twin city Biała, where he enjoyed a wonderful childhood, surrounded by a large extended close-knit family. He spent the summers with his grandparents and his many cousins in Milówka, where his grandparents owned a hotel and general store. The family business was a brush factory, where his father and uncles all worked. Roman said that, in the 1920s, two of his uncles had cars, and a popular song was written about them. Life was good.

Roman is a holocaust survivor, with a most unusual story. In 1939, after the partition of Poland, his parents were charged by the Soviets with being “bourgeoisie.” Roman, along with his father, mother, and brother, was sent to a labor camp in Siberia. Roman’s father passed away the first winter, due to a heart attack from hard labor and starvation. Roman, his brother, and mother survived, and were freed in 1941. Unable to return to Poland because of the war, they trekked to Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Conditions were difficult, and Roman’s brother died of typhus shortly after they arrived. Roman’s mother supported them by working on the black market, risking her life delivering kosher meat (which was illegal) to the Jewish community. She sold her only winter coat to buy tefillin for Roman for his Bar Mitzvah, which he saved and passed down to his grandsons.

After the war ended, Roman and his mother returned to Poland, then were refugees in France and Germany. Once, Roman was separated from his mother. He made a promise to God that he would wrap tefillin every day if he would be reunited with his mother, a promise that he kept until almost the end of his life. One of his fondest memories was in Paris, where, as a member of Betar (the youth branch of Likud/Herut), he was asked to be a bodyguard during a visit by Menachem Begin. Eventually, Roman and his mother qualified to come to the United States under the Displaced Persons Act of 1948. While most of Roman’s extended family successfully emigrated to the US or Mexico, his grandparents perished in the concentration camp, Treblinka.

Roman arrived in New York City in 1950 on a Liberty Troop Ship, the USS General M. B. Stewert, now moored on the James River. He remembers seeing NYC at night, all lit up. He felt he was coming to the promised land, where he would be able to continue his education and eventually own his own business. One of the few cherished possessions he brought with him was a Leica camera, which he used for many years to document his new life.

Roman was very proud to be an American and a veteran. He served two years, beginning in 1953, in US Army Intelligence as a linguist. Once he was denied leave to visit his mother. He showed his superior a picture of himself, taken with President Eisenhower, claiming that he was the President’s interpreter while he was commander-in-chief of the armed forces in Europe, and that he would be called to the White House to serve. His superior was skeptical, until Roman was later sent to Fort Meade near Washington, DC, while his entire battalion was sent to Korea. The picture, which he always carried, was actually with a statue of Eisenhower taken at a wax museum. Roman was also in senior leadership positions in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than 50 years. He owned a boat that he loved to captain, and had many adventures sailing on the Chesapeake with his friends.

Roman met the love of his life, Bobbie Krieger, at a Purim celebration for US servicemen in 1954. Bobbie was shy, but took the chance to strike up a conversation with Roman. She looked at his shoes, remarked how shiny they were, and asked if this is what was called, in military jargon, a “spit shine.” When Roman asked her for her telephone number, Bobbie gave him her home number, her father’s drugstore number, and the name of her father, Max Krieger—just to be sure he could contact her. They got engaged on January 3, 1955, were married on October 27 at Beth Jacob Synagogue, and went on their honeymoon in Miami. Bobbie’s parents, Max and Minnie Krieger, loved him like a son.

As a refugee, Roman dreamed of getting an excellent education, and was fortunate to attend Johns Hopkins, to study business and accounting. He opened five retail stores with his partner, Edgar London, selling men’s clothing. He often said that he and Edgar got along so well that they never had a disagreement in all their years in business together. Throughout his adult life, he also worked as a CPA, for a firm owned by Bobbie’s cousin, Martin Kamerow. He was always grateful for the kindness of the Kamerow family.

Roman loved to say he was blessed with a few best friends, especially Ozio Guc and Stanley Fradkin. He also deeply loved his cousin, Hilek Zyskind, who was a surrogate father to him, especially after the war. Their families were always part of his family.

Roman enjoyed telling stories about his life. One of his favorite stories was how his family got the name of Rittermann. According to his father, one of his ancestors fought against Napoleon with the Austrian army. He distinguished himself in the battle at Austerlitz, and his bravery was noticed by the Emperor. He was offered knighthood for his valor, with the stipulation that he must convert to Christianity. He declined the offer. The Emperor wanted to reward him anyway, so he gave him the name of Rittermann, which translates from German to a man (mann) who is a knight (ritter). At that time, Jews did not have a last name. Roman thought that there must be some truth to this story, since the name is quite rare.

In the final years of his life, Roman suffered from dementia, but found joy through the truly incomparable loving care of his caregiving team, led by Pam Avery Hull.

Roman is survived by his wife, Bobbie. Roman has two daughters, who he cherished beyond measure, and he loved their spouses as his own children. His older daughter Randi is married to Tim Taccardi, and they have two sons, Zak and Jake Taccardi. Roman was a doting grandfather, and took pride in coming to visit his grandsons in Virginia every week to take them to Hebrew School and to sporting events. He often recalled with pride the day that he travelled twice from Baltimore to Northern Virginia, so that his grandson Jake could recover a baseball mitt that he left in his Zeyde’s car earlier that day.

Roman’s younger daughter, Sharon, is married to Mindy Milstein, and they have two children, Ben and Katy Schuman, a daughter-in-law Dani Schuman and son-in-law John Clemens and four grandchildren, Joey and Wren Schuman and Sam and Max Clemens. On Sharon’s and Mindy’s first anniversary, Roman called them to wish them congratulations. Mindy asked him if he was truly happy to see them together. Roman laughed and said, “Look, I have a son-in-law who is the wrong religion and a daughter-in-law who is the wrong sex. All I want is to see my children happy.”

Roman is now with his loving parents, Wilhelm and Hancia Rittermann; his brother Henryk Rittermann, his in-laws Max and Minnie Krieger; his grandson, Jake Taccardi; his cousin, Hilek Zyskind; his cousin-in-law, Martin Kamerow; his business partner, Edgar London; and his best friends, Ozio Guc and Stanley Fradkin.

His memory will definitely be a blessing. Roman has written a book about his life, which will soon be available for those who would like to know more about this amazing man.

Services will be held at Sol Levinson & Bros, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD on Wednesday, November 9, at 1 pm, followed by interment at Beth El Cemetery.

The family will be in mourning at 6350 Red Cedar Place, Apt. 410, Baltimore, MD. 21209, Wednesday after the funeral, Thursday 12-7 pm, Friday 12-3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roman’s memory may be sent to:

● Minnie & Max Krieger Memorial Scholarship Fund at Beth El Congregation https://www.bethelbalto.com/form/congregation-funds

● Holocaust Survivors Program at Jewish Community Services https://jcsbalt.org/donate/

● Jake Taccardi YMCA Fund https://ymcadc.org/jaketaccardi/
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Brian & Roberta Kasik

Posted at 12:26am
We are very sad to hear that Roman has passed. What a man he was. SO kind and loving.
Roberta & I send our love to Bobbie and the entire Ryterman Family.
Rest in peace Roman.

Sarah Gamerman

Posted at 12:58pm
Sharon and family. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you all have many wonderful memories to help comfort you at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing. My love and my sympathies to you all.

Harry N Segal

Posted at 12:04pm
I have several memories about Roman.

When my son ( probably 5 then) came to the office, he would engage him - and paid him a dollar to gather all the recycling. Zack never forgot that, and wrote to him from Africa while in the Peace Corps. Roman worte back. Roman was touched that the adult child remembered him.

Roman " held my hand" advising me daily as I went sail boat shopping.

Though a power boat guy, Roman ( and Bobbie) volunteered on a cold fall day to help move his deceased friend's sail boat to another harbor north of Baltimore. I came along a froze as well.

Roman's had many other friendships - I know because he sought tax advice for them.

Roman carried a few old accounting worksheets in his brief case that he was very proud of, learning to work as anb accountant and later transitioning from manual accounting to computer program .

He was proud of his time in the Army, and he was proud of his birthday card signed by multiple linguists in his company. He squeezed into his old uniform for his and Bobbie's anniversary gala ( 50th I think?).

He shared that he was proud to have delivered the benediction at the national Coast Guard Auxilary formal dinners.

We often shared lunch together at the office - he was insistent to treat me many time when going out. We fought at the register a few times.

Many times, he shared with me how proud he was of his daughters and thier families.

Education for him and his daughters was very high on his list of necessities and proud of their achievements.

His terrible experiences during WWII and survival is understated to be called remarkable.

He was a mensh.

Brian, Kim and Emily Caplan

Posted at 07:22am
We never met Roman. We know he was an amazing man who had an amazing daughter who loved him very much. Our deepest sympathies to Randi and Roman’s entire family. May his memory bring smiles to all your faces.

Max Muir

Posted at 08:24pm
Sharon and Mindy and family
My sincere condolences to you and family on the loss of your beloved father and father in law Roman. May he Rest In Peace and May his memory be a blessing.

Nadine and Ray weinstein

Posted at 09:05pm

So sorry to learn of Roman's passing. I know you were a very devoted couple, and hope that all of the good memories and times you shared will help to sustain you.
May he rest in peace.

Iris Grabush

Posted at 11:58am
When I think about Roman, I remember all the happy times we spent together. His friendship with
Jerry was a gift, especially during Jerry's illness. Roman brought so much comfort and kindness during all his visits. We were so fortunate to be counted as friends. May his name be for a blessing.


Posted at 11:19am
Pamela Avery
I was Roman’s Caregiver . I send my condolences to Bobbie and the RYTERMAN’s family Roman was a great man and friend. I loved listening to him tell his stories about his life. He will be very missed

Jana Panneton

Posted at 04:09pm
My deepest sympathy to Bobbi, Sharon, Randi and the entire family on the passing of our dear, sweet Roman. He was indeed a great man who lived a long and most interesting life. I could not have loved him more.
When I first met Roman, we sat in the office lunchroom and would chat. He had me going for the longest time about his "first wife Beulah". I had known Roman for quite some time before finding out he had been pulling my leg. Anyone that knew Roman knows he was a great storyteller. I loved listening to him speak. Roman was wonderful friend and confidant. I felt comfortable speaking to Roman about anything. He didn't hold back on speaking his heart which was invaluable to me. Roman was a father-figure to me and I will cherish his memory for the rest of my days.
Bobbi, I know that you are aware of how blessed you are to have had Roman as the kind and gentle husband that he was, but he was also so blessed to have such a wonderful woman as his wife and mother of his children. It was divine intervention that the two of you found one another.

With love,

Jana Panneton

Shari and Alan Grabush

Posted at 02:12pm
Dear Bobbie and family-
Roman was so kind and we loved seeing him each time we were at Beth El for any event or service. He will be missed. Thanks for sharing his story and we’d love to read more.

Rabbi David E. Herman

Posted at 12:58pm
Dear Bobbie and Family,
Roman was the original gentleman and Bible scholar. I used to love to see the both of you on Monday nights for The Shaarei Tfiloh Bible Studies Class. You and Roman were fixtures there for many years. Roman would ask deep, provocative questions. It was a pleasure to have known him. We often spoke about pre- war Poland as my late in laws OBM lived not far from his town. May he be a Gitte Beiter for the family and the Jewish people and may he rest in peace. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

irene Snyder

Posted at 12:47pm
Roman was a real gentlemen and scholar. He and Bobbie were my extended family. Always there for me. LOVE YOU ROMAN AND I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH.

Ruth London Di Stefano

Posted at 10:40am
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of dear Roman. He was our family friend and a business partner of my brother Edgar London. It was always most enjoyable when Roman came to our house for he was always very happy, so friendly and most interesting. I knew some of his life story, but found the attached article most interesting. I send my deepest felt sympathy to dear Bobbie and family. I know that his passing will be deeply felt.

Sandra A Norman

Posted at 10:14am
With much sadness I read of Roman's passing. I remember, fondly, the times shared at Maryland Yacht Club. May God keep his memory in your hearts ever keeping him close to you.
Sandy Norman

Herta and Arthur Baitch

Posted at 09:34am
Dear Ryterman Family
We are so very sad to learn that this very dear, dear gentleman has left us. As we read his obit we could picture him through the years overcoming those huge obstacles and still remain as sweet and optimistic as he always appeared to us. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Helen Saltzman

Posted at 09:26am
Dear Bobbi and family,
I loved reading about Roman’s incredible life. So sorry for your loss. May your fond memories help you through this most difficult time

Michelle Clein

Posted at 08:29am
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father, Roman. I have fond memories of both of your parents, Sharon. I knew your dad was a Holocaust survivor, but did not know of his remarkable history and path to Baltimore. May his memory be for a blessing. I have lived in Memphis, TN for 27 years, but still get the Sol Levinson email. My parents are both deceased, but felt like I could pick up the phone to tell my mom of your dad’s passing. Not many parents left from our old neighborhood.


Posted at 08:24am
Dear family:
So very sorry to see Roman has passed away. I also enjoyed reading his autobiography. Knew both of you when a member of the Maryland Yacht Club.
Roman was a real gentleman.

Sheri Goldscher

Posted at 08:18am
Bobbie, Sharon, Mindy, and Family,

Our deepest condolences on your loss of such a wonderful man. May his memory always be for a blessing, and may your beautiful memories bring you comfort now and always. Big hugs…

Sheri and Ken Goldscher

Renee king

Posted at 08:06am
Dear Bobbi and Family:
I will always see Roman dressed in his uniform to honor veterans at Beth El’s Veteran Day service. He was a very handsome and proud figure. But I will also remember his friendliness and gentleness each Saturday at services. May the sweet memories of his life with each of you, give you comfort and always keep him close.

Adrian Downing

Posted at 07:15am
Dear Ryterman Family… what an amazing story about your beloved Roman. My condolences to you all and may his memory be for a blessing.

Jerold Kempler

Posted at 06:41am
Sorry for your loss. We were neighbors a long time ago

beth el congregation

Posted at 06:37am
The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member, Roman Ryterman. May his memory be for a blessing.

Steve Silber

Posted at 05:44am
I meet & befriended Roman at Shabbat Services at Beth El Synagogue. A friendly man who loved to tell stories & always, always smiling. I enjoyed those talks before services began. Proud of his service to our country & distinguished wearing his uniform. Look up GENTLEMAN in the dictionary & theirs a picture of Roman. Roman you’re going to be missed.

Henry and Reneé Feller

Posted at 08:33pm
Ryterman family - sad to hear of Roman’s passing. We feel blessed to have known him. If there were a poem likened to an Eshet Chayil deserving of a man, that would be Roman. He will be missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

Caren Shasho Gresham

Posted at 06:23pm
Miss Bobbi, Randi, Sharon and Family,
May Your Husband and Father’s Memories Be a Blessing and His Legacy Live on In All of Your Hearts

Sareva & Sandy Racher

Posted at 05:56pm
Dear Sharon And Mindy
So Sorry For Your Loss…. Roman Sounds Like An Amazing Man. May He Rest In Peace

Ruthye Steinberg

Posted at 05:13pm
Bobbi and Family
My deepest condolences on the loss of Roman. He was a gentle man and will be missed by all. May his memory forever be a blessing.

Melinda McCafferty

Posted at 04:46pm
What a lovely story! He was always asking about my parents in the early 2000s. He was truly a great man.

Heather Ridge

Posted at 04:25pm
The Heather Ridge community mourns the loss of our dear friend and neighbor Roman Ryterman. May his memory be for a blessing

Marcia A. Friedlander

Posted at 04:17pm
Dear Bobbie and Family,
Your Roman was a kind, loving and wonderful man. His life story is inspirational. May your happy memories as well as the knowledge of knowing that so many are mourning with you, bring you peace during this difficult time and bring you smiles in the future. May Roman forever Rest In Peace with his beloved family gone before him. G-d Bless.

Lauren Plotkin

Posted at 03:40pm
Bobbie, Randi, Sharon, and Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time at your house growing up and he was always so nice. What an incredible life he had. May his memory always be for a blessing and put a smiles on your faces.

John Abosch

Posted at 02:53pm
Dear Family
Roman was a wonderful man. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was
so friendly and outgoing. We are very sorry for your loss.

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