Obituaries

Ritter was old school, all in paddleboarder

By Kevin Cody

  by Kevin Cody During the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race pre race meeting last month, at Buffalo Park on Catalina Island, race director Buddy Bohn asked for a moment of silence in memory of Tim Ritter. Ritter competed in the 32-mile race from Catalina to Manhattan Beach nine times. But as Bohn and others have noted since his death last month, Ritter’s most important paddleboarding  role wasn’t paddling. It was what he did for other paddlers. “Tim was the guy…