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Obituary of Herbert Walter Ritter


Herbert Walter Ritter, 94, formerly of Marathon, NY, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at the Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY.


Born on January 23, 1928 in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Walter was a dairy farmer in the Marathon area. He was a longtime member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #438 of Marathon.

He is survived by his children, Carl Ritter of Marathon, Edwin (Maria) Ritter of Webster, and Jody (David) Pugh of Cobleskill. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Alexis (Alex) Aronoff, Robert (Tara) Ritter, Jennifer (Aaron) Boudreau, and Gregory (Meagan) Pugh; his great-grandchildren, Sammy, Sophia, Lukas, Leo, and Cooper; a brother, Henk (Ali) Ritter of Heemskerk, The Netherlands; several nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Maria Ritter; brothers, Carl Ritter (twin brother), Helmut Ritter, and Ernest Ritter.

Services will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Walter may be directed to the Marathon Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 246, Marathon, NY 13803.

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