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.