Jackie Ritschel (Gertler), 58, of Montville died April 3, 2016. Born in New York City, she was raised in West Orange, moving to Montville 23 years ago.
Mrs. Ritschel spent many years serving in the Montville school system and on the Montville Board of Education. She and her husband owned Electronic Office Systems, Inc. in Fairfield.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Andrew; her children, Charles and Chelsea; and a brother, Kenny Gertler of Des Moines, Iowa.
Services were held April 7 with arrangements by Shook Funeral Home, Clifton. Memorial contributions may be made to Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research at University of Chicago Medical Center, Attn: Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum, 5758 South Maryland Ave., MC9006, Chicago, IL 60637.