Ida Grace Ehrhardt

August 1, 1995October 8, 2020

On October 8, 2020, Ida Grace Ehrhardt passed away. She was the beloved daughter of Robert Ehrhardt and Martha Ricci-Ehrhardt. Loving sister of Eva Ehrhardt, Nate Ehrhardt, Elizabeth Ehrhardt, and the late Margaret Ehrhardt.

Granddaughter of the late Howard and Ruth Ricci. Granddaughter of Drew and Betsy Ehrhardt. Niece of David Ricci , Daniel and the late Pam Ricci, Libby and Mike Mustaine, Peggy and Jon Elscott. Cousin of McKenzie and Danielle Ricci, Kate and Sam Mustaine, Claire Elscott She was a lifelong resident of Bel Air, MD, where she graduated from C. Milton Wright High School. Ida attended Messiah College, where she played four years of Lacrosse and was captain of the team for her last two years. At Messiah, Ida received dual degrees: Political Science and Economics, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then studied at Georgetown Law, where she received her Jurors Doctorate. During her third year at Georgetown and after, Ida devoted much of her time representing youth in delinquency matters as a student attorney with the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic. Ida also served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy and as an executive board member of the Space Law Society.

Ida loved to vacation in Michigan and in Ocean City, where she could watch the waves on the beach and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed expressing her competitive nature, whether it was dominating on the lacrosse field with her teammates and friends or beating her family and friends in board games. Ida liked to pass her time by listening to Taylor Swift with her sisters, keeping up with podcasts, and singing along to musicals. Ida loved family, friends, teammates, coworkers, and pretty much everyone she knew with tremendous passion, great humor and endless kindness.

Family and friends are invited to gather for an outdoor Memorial Service on Thursday October 15, at 11:00am, at the Hunt Valley Church, 13015 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. Condolences may be left for the family at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Hunt Valley Church Building Fund or to Messiah Women’s Lacrosse,


  • Martha Ricci-Ehrhardt, Mother
  • Robert Ehrhardt, Father
  • Eva Ehrhardt, Sister
  • Nate Ehrhardt, Brother
  • Elizabeth Ehrhardt, Sister
  • Margaret Ehrhardt, Sister (deceased)
  • Howard Ricci, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Ruth Ricci, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Drew Ehrhardt, Grandfather
  • Betsy Ehrhardt, Grandmother
  • David Ricci, Uncle
  • Daniel Ricci, Uncle
  • Pam Ricci, Aunt (deceased)
  • Libby Mustaine, Aunt
  • Mike Mustaine, Uncle
  • Peggy Elscott, Aunt
  • Jon Elscott, Uncle
  • McKenzie Ricci, Cousin
  • Danielle Ricci, Cousin
  • Kate Mustaine, Cousin
  • Sam Mustaine, Cousin
  • Claire Elscott, Cousin

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Philip and Vicki Minderlein

October 21, 2020

Dear Ehrhardt Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Ida's passing and your family's loss.
During our time with Ida in our classrooms, she was a bright-eyed, enthusiastic, and an excellent student. She brightened our days with her warm smile and eagerness to learn. Please know that Phil and I are keeping your family in our prayers at what we know is beyond a difficult time and please accept our deepest condolences.

Skip Wade

October 15, 2020

Dear Bob, Marty, Eva, Nate and Elizabeth

I am greatly upset to hear about Ida, and can't imagine the grief your family is feeling. I just found out through Ann Leighty's Facebook post, so I missed the funeral, but please know I would have come without hesitation. I have let Jake and Garrett know. I always thought very highly of your family, and although our paths have gone in different directions, I still have fond memories of the children growing up at Fountain Green, Destination Imagination, playing sports, etc. Many blessings go out from our family to yours at this most difficult time, Skip Wade

Tess Longenecker

October 15, 2020

Ida had such an amazing gift. She could make anyone smile and light up any room. She also had the best laugh. And...she alway has the best snacks before swim practice. We shared many memories together on swim team and throughout high school. Praying for her soul and the entire Ehrhardt family. It was a blessing to know her.

Brian Owens

October 15, 2020

Our hearts are broken for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen your family through this. Please know that you are all in our thoughts as we lift you up in prayer.

Hamdi Soysal

October 15, 2020

Ida was a kind, gentle and brilliant friend of mine from my first-year section at Georgetown Law. During two difficult times of my life, before my leave of absence from law school and during on-campus recruiting, she generously helped me and was quite supportive. I have no doubt that she was destined for great things. May she rest in peace and may she be in a better place now.

Heather Smeak

October 15, 2020

Dearest Ehrhardt Family...

It is with our utmost sympathy & condolences we are sending so much love your way. With all the prayers we can muster, to comfort you all during this heartache. We could never say enough wonderful things about Ida...or Eva...or Nate & Elizabeth. You have raised such great eggs!!!

Phillip & I took great pleasure in watching your babies grow over the years--as their youth leaders there at HVC. Those big, curious eyes and smiles that spread as wide as the East is to the West. Those infectious laughs; each of their own personalities, that brought so much joy...and I'd imagine, still do. Thank you for sharing them with us. With the world. It appears Ida was on her way to doing so many beautiful things for people here! Her presence is needed...and will greatly be missed.

All our love to you all...

The Smeak Family
Phillip, Heather, Lilah, Eliot, Kaleb, Ashley, & GranNerd Lillian.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Samuel Woodworth

October 15, 2020

I will always remember Ida as an intense competitor and loyal friend. She really was one of a kind.

Watching her play lacrosse was amazing. She carried herself with such confidence and stamina. She was a player that you knew, without a doubt, was going to leave it all on the field. I loved how much she loved to work hard. She inspired that hard work and confidence in those around her. What made her such an amazing teammate was her ability to lift others up through her example and pursuit of excellence.

And in a very similar way she loved her friends with an intensity and passion that was contagious. Whether she was your best friend or just an acquaintance she had a way of making you feel loved and valued. I will never forget her smile and her laugh! Being around Ida just made you feel awesome!

To the Ehrhardt family, words cannot express the deep deep sorrow we feel. We love you and will be praying for Jesus to shine through this tragic loss.

Ida will be truly, truly missed, but she will never be forgotten.

Sam, Claire and Charlotte Woodworth

Cathy Bendis

October 15, 2020

Cathy Bendis

October 15, 2020

Dear Ehrhardt Family,

There are no words that can ease the pain of this loss. I will always remember Ida with her quiet determined attitude and her smile. Her ability to make everyone smile is something I know anyone who knew her will always remember. She beamed from ear to ear and was always excited to be at the pool; even if it was a tough practice.

She was an incredible team leader, her determination in the pool for not only herself but for everyone else around her is exactly what CMW and Fountain Green swimming is all about. She embraced a challenge and always did more than what was asked. All of her teammates and coaches are better people for having known Ida.

I am praying for all of you and I am sending special prayers for Eva, Nate and Liz. I hope that you find some comfort in knowing she was loved by everyone who knew her.

It was a privilege to coach her and to know her.

Cathy Bendis

Donna Brooks

October 14, 2020

Dear Marty, Bob, Eva, Nate and Elizabeth,
We are so sad to hear of your heartbreaking loss. We wish you peace and hope that happy memories of Ida will help comfort and sustain you in the days ahead.
Donna, David and Lauren Brooks


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