Doris B. Ritter
September 29, 1919 - December 23, 2014
Doris B. Ritter, wife of the late Dr. William B. Boucher, V’40, passed away on December 23, 2014. She and Dr. Boucher lived on the New Bolton Center campus for many years, when Dr. Boucher served as a beloved teacher and member of the New Bolton Center faculty.
They are remembered by generations of students for their tremendous hospitality. They invited students, interns, and residents to their home for dinner on Thursday nights until the crowds became too large, at which time they hosted dessert instead each Thursday.
In addition, they provided a picnic for the graduating class and faculty members at the close of every school year. Their house was always open to students, often providing a “home away from home” during the holidays. For years, Doris held a weekly bake sale in the New Bolton Center hospital lobby, raising funds for students.
Donations may be made in Doris’ memory to the Doris and William Boucher Scholarship Fund, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.