Obituary of Ronald E. Rittberg
Smethport - Ronald E. Rittberg, 88, of Cyclone, passed away Wednesday (October 19, 2022) at Olean General Hospital, Olean.
He was born November 6, 1933 in East Smethport, the son of Claude Rittberg and Rita Evens Rittberg Hedlund.
Ron was a Seaman in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951 to 1955.
Mr. Rittberg was an electrician for Pure Tech of Bradford before his retirement.
Ron was a member of the IBEW and liked working and playing with his tractors and enjoyed spending time with his great granddaughters.
He is survived by:
Two sons: Robert (Michele) Rittberg of Roulette and Scott Beaumont of Smethport
Two daughters: Tina (Don Leilous) Rittberg of Shinglehouse and Heidi (Joseph) Thomas of Humboldt, IL
One daughter-in-law: Debbie Rittberg of Smethport
Grandchildren: Zachary (Taylor) Rittberg and Luke (Sarah) Rittberg, Torey and Brianna Trainor, Tony (Jacinda) Haskins
Great grandchildren: Delanie, Zain and Zeke Rittberg, Waylon James, Sydney and Madison Haskins
One sister: Beverly “Honey” (Howard) Fielding of Kersey, PA
And several nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a son, Randy E. Rittberg on April 25, 2020, and one sister, Claudia Stickles.
In keeping with Ron’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research or Disabled Veterans.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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