Sep 17, 2020

Remembering Rick Ratterman


It’s with an incredibly heavy heart we share that Rick Ratterman passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Rick was a certified public accountant (CPA) who worked 19 years in public practice followed by 21 years at Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. He began his career with HCDDS at the adult centers and later managed General Assembly. He was appointed Director of Budget and Administrative Operations in 2014.

Rick’s leadership guided our agency finances through several difficult budget years and was directly responsible for the strong financial position our agency is in today.  

“Rick brought his sense of humor and his fantastic work ethic to every task,” said Superintendent Alice Pavey. “Rick was a dear friend, a joy to work with and an essential leader of our agency. He will be greatly missed.”

Rick was married to Jen, "the love of his life," for 38 years, and was father to Chad (Carrie), Kristi Guyer (Calvin) and Joe (Serena). He is the son of the late Bob and Phyllis Ratterman, brother to Bob (Emilie), Ed, and the late Charley (Debi) Ratterman.

Rick loved to spend time with his family. He enjoyed traveling around the country, especially in his Jeep with the top down, and following UC football and basketball. He had fun cooking, grilling and sipping on a quality bourbon while in Jen's good company.

The family held a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Donald A. Rudler Scholarship Fund at Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.
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