Robert R. Ritter, Sr. Robert R. Ritter, Sr.

Robert R. Ritter, Sr., 87, of Allentown died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown Campus. He was the husband of Janice L. (Wentling) Ritter. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 26, 2017. Born in Lancaster, Robert was the son of the late Elsie (Thomas) Kramer. After high school Robert started his career at the former Allentown State Hospital where he was an aide. He then went on to serve his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, Robert became a line worker at Mack Trucks working in the 4C Plant for over 35 years before retiring in 1988. He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Lutheran Church. He was a former church council member, Stephen Minister and choir member. A talented athlete, Robert played fast pitch and bowled with local leagues and the church teams. He was a lifetime member of Fearless Fire Company and a local V.F.W. Post.

Survivors: Wife; children, Robert R. Ritter, Jr. and his wife Susan of Macungie, Susan L. Didra and her husband Donald of Allentown, Craig A. Ritter and his wife Kathy of Nazareth, Brian M. Ritter and his wife Colleen of Coopersburg; half brother, Ronald Kramer of CA; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

Services: Funeral Service 1:00PM Tuesday in Jerusalem Western Salisbury Lutheran Church, 3441 Devonshire Rd., Allentown, PA 18103. Call Noon to 1:00PM Tuesday in the church.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the church.

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