Richard Zeitler

March 18, 1940July 29, 2013

No services are scheduled at this time. A memorial will be announced at a later date by thefamily of Mr. Richard Zeitler.

Richard Zeitler passed away on July 29, 2013, after a brief illness. Dick was born on March 18, 1940, in New York City, graduated from Lawrence Woodmere Academy in 1957, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College in 1961. Following college, he was signed by the New York Mets organization and pitched in the minor leagues in Raleigh, NC and Quincy, IL. He left baseball in 1963 and worked as an executive in the cosmetics industry and law firm administration before his retirement in 2007. He was predeceased by his parents David Zeitler and Sally Arbitman Zeitler. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Mary Ansley Spratlin, his children, Jonathan Zeitler, Jennifer Clayman, and Jane Belli, his stepson David Bennett, ten grandchildren ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old, and his sister Karen Russell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Duke Cancer Institute, Office of Development, DUMC 3828, Durham, NC 27710; or Adopt-a-Golden Atlanta, P. O. Box 420256, Atlanta, GA 30342-9998.



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Derek Wyszynski

September 12, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Dick and worked for and with him in Seattle and I've thought of him often over the years. He was a wonderful person, and an amazing story-teller. God bless you and your family.

September 4, 2013

I am so very saddened to hear. My sincere condolences to the family. Dick was a very kind and thoughtful man. I am so sorry for your loss. Debra D. Thomas-Thigpen

Lynn Powers

August 30, 2013

Ansley, I am so sorry to hear about Dick. He was a very kind man with a great sense of humor. I know you will miss him very much, but some day you will be dancing together again.

--Lynn Powers

August 9, 2013

Dear Jane, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. We know all your happy memories of him will sustain you during the lonely times.
Frank and Adele

David Krhovsky

August 8, 2013

Maureen and I were deeply saddened to learn of Dick's passing. Our condolences to the entire family, especially our dear cousin-in-law Jane Belli. I'm certain that Dick will be greatly missed, and we will keep both him, and you, in our prayers.

June Owens

August 6, 2013

It saddens me to hear of Dick's passing and words are never adequate at times of loss. Please know that Dick encouraged, uplifted, and brought much laughter and enjoyment to many; and for those of us fortunate enough to have had our life paths literally cross his, we will forever be blessed for that experience. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You All and may your hearts be warmed with loving memories as time moves your journeys forward. It is also my wish and prayer that through the sentiments of those whose lives were touched by Dick's, such as myself greatly, may you be uplifted and find peace along the way.

Rodney Fulton

August 5, 2013

I am sorry to hear of this. I knew Dick through the Atlanta Assocation of Legal Administrators and served with him on the Board. I enjoyed working with him and getting to know him. He was well-liked and respected by everyone. It is with fondness that I remember him, and I hope that his family is comforted by the warm memories he gave us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carole Morris

August 4, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Dick's family. Dick was well liked by all who knew him.

Jo Anne Tyson

August 2, 2013

Ansley, I was so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was a kind, considerate man, and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.

Lynne Nichols

August 2, 2013

Ansley, I am so sorry to hear Dick has passed away. He has a huge place in my heart. There has never been a more pleasant person to work with and I will always cherish his guidance and words of wisdom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our memories will last a lifetime.