Arnold S. Ritvo, M.D.
RITVO, Arnold S. Ritvo, M.D., of Rushleigh Rd., West Hartford died Saturday, February 17, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center. Born in Hartford he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Waynunsky) Ritvo. Dr. Ritvo was a member of the Hartford County Medical Association, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Heart Rythem Society. He was senior staff at Hartford Hospital and at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center. He was a member of Beth Hillel Synagogue of Bloomfield. He leaves his wife, Cynthia (Sears) Ritvo, a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hartford; a son, Scott Ritvo and his wife Pauline of Winchester, MA; a daughter, Dr. Brooke Ritvo- Pechinski and her husband Matthew of South Orange, NJ; a sister, Marion Carni of Riverdale, NY; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Interment will follow in Beth Hillel Synagogue Cemetery, East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 15 Rushleigh Rd., West Hartford, Tuesday following the funeral through Thursday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 or to Wesleyan University, 318 High St., Middletown, CT 06459. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Dr. Ritvo with his family, please visit online at

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