Dewalt/Dewald Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I8401
  • Name: Luther K. RITTER
  • Given Name: Luther K.
  • Surname: Ritter
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 JUN 1915 in Bethlehem Twp.,Northampton Co.,PA
  • Death: 6 SEP 1979 in Bushkill Twp.,Northampton Co.,PA
  • Burial: 9 SEP 1979 Hope Cemetery,Hecktown,Lower Nazareth Twp.,Northampton Co., PA
  • Note:
    In 1962 and 1964 Luther K. Ritter was living at Nazareth R.D. 2, PA. In 1972 he was reported to be living in Nazareth, PA. In 1979 he was living in Bushkill Twp., Northampton Co., PA.

    "The Express", Easton, PA, Thursday, 6 September 1979, pg. 30:
    Luther K. Ritter, AF Vet of WW II; Held Citations
    Luther K. Ritter, 64, of 678 Rose Inn Ave., Bushkill Township, died today at home. He had been in failing health for several years.

    He retired in 1969 due to ill health. He was an electrician with Hercules Cement Co., Stockertown, for 32 years.

    Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late Palmer and Ida Musselman Ritter. He resided in Bushkill Township for the last 32 years.

    He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II where he was a first lieutenant. A bombardier and navigator, he was attached to the first tactical Air Force Marauder Boomerang group in France, Germany, Sicily and Africa. He received numerous distinguished service honors from the French government for outstanding combat achievements. He served 23 months in continuous combat operations. He was a member of the VFW Post 4366, Nazareth.

    Surviving are his wife, the former Mae Ida Kline; two brothers, Leonard of Nazareth, and Chester of Tampa, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Koehler, and Mrs. Blanche Koehler, both of Bethlehem.

    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.
  • Change Date: 6 AUG 2006 at 20:11:28

    Father: Palmer Daniel RITTER b: 15 MAR 1870 in Hanover Twp.,Northampton Co.,PA
    Mother: Ida C. MUSSELMAN b: 1875 in PA

    Marriage 1 Mae Irene KLINE b: 29 OCT 1912
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