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Memorial Service

Marathon Memorial Chapel
Saturday November 5th, 2022

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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 Ernst Ritter. 

A memorial service for Walter will be held at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY, on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.  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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I am so grateful for knowing Walter (and your mom. Such wonderful memories of both.
Prayers for peace and comfort for each of you.

Sharon Pryor Nov 15 2022 12:32 PM

Walter had the heartiest laugh! He was our good friend.

Jim and Jean Weiss Nov 5 2022 11:31 AM

A photo was added for Herbert Walter Ritter

Arnold Ritter Nov 4 2022 6:53 AM

What an amazing man. I used to enjoy when he would come to the bank. He and Maria were a joy to help. Now they are together again.

Melissa Brown Fox Oct 31 2022 9:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Ritter

Arnold Ritter Oct 31 2022 4:44 PM

Dear familie
We wishes you peace and we hope you find comfort in a life wonderfully led.

Herman Ritter & Ellen Burgmans Oct 31 2022 4:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Ritter

Barbara Elwyn Oct 30 2022 5:52 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Jody, Carl and Ed and your families. Walter was an excellent farmer and neighbor, as well as a true gentleman. The Ritter farm was beautiful, and very much a product of the brothers' hard work and determination. Rest In Peace Mr. Ritter.

Steve and Joanie (Barrows) Davis Oct 28 2022 4:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Herbert Ritter

José Ritter Oct 28 2022 2:08 AM

Ed iam so sorry for you and your family ,you dad was a good man and raised you to be a good man too you had a good role model May rest in peace

Joe drake Oct 27 2022 9:27 PM

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