• Mack Memorial Home
    Secaucus, NJ
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Edward Rittberg 1941 - 2013
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I am very sorry to hear of your loss.Although I hadn't seen
Mr Rittberg in many years he had a profound effect on my education.I was a student of his in Lincoln Junior High where he taught history.He had a firm presence in class but you knew how much he cared, a very rare quality.His influence to his students will be his legacy.
Kate Marchesini
Saturday, July 06, 2013
So sorry to hear about Mr. Rittberg his memories will always bring a smile to my heart I will remember him fondly..Lisa Eckinger( Krajewski)
Friday, July 05, 2013
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He was a great man and a great role model. The line out the door, for 3 hours straight at his wake, proves it. He touched sooooooooooooooooooooooo, many peoples lives, including mine. He was always there for me and taught me a lot. There is so much that I cannot put into words but I hope he already knows how I feel. I love you. :*
Friday, July 05, 2013
" I am so sorry to hear the news, Mr. Rittberg passed, I will never forget you , you where like a father to me in high school, you showed me courage that I did not have, when I needed it most, thank you for all you have done for myself and others, I know you touched a lot of people in your life, thank you for everything. you were such a strong soul , and still are :) and thank you to your family also. Louise , Janice and Suzanne (my little sister) back in the day :) I miss and love you. I hope we will see each other soon. I believe Ed will be around keeping an eye, so your not alone . again I am so sorry and I love you!
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Dear Louise,Suzanne,& Janet,
Those we love don't go away,they walk besides us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near. So love,so missed,so so very dear. To know Eddie is to love him. My years at SHS are fond memories seeing him everyday. He's one guy who will always be spoken of like he's still among us. Never will be forgotten. May Our Lady of Grace enfold you all at this time.
Elizabeth, Angelo, Theresa, Michael Mongiello, Fairfield, New Jersey
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Louise, Janice and family our thoughts and prays go out to you in this time of need. I only got the chance to know Edward for a short time but he was a very kind and loving man. May Edward rest in peace. As you all mourn the passing of a great man remember to celebrate the life he lived.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Our sympathies to Louise, Janice, Suzanne & family ... Eddie's been a rock, and will be missed. May you all experience the consolation of the Holy Spirit in your time of grief.
Much love ...
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Rittberg family. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the entire Rittberg family. Ed was one of the nicest people I every had the honor to know and work with. A very fair and caring man. He was indeed a trailblazer for what now exists at Secaucus High School and Middle School. One of the founding Patriots... he will be missed.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
My deepest sympathy and condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Rittberg family. I remember being in trouble and sent to his office he just gave you that look and you felt bad. He was a good man who I respected very much and he will be greatly missed. We lost one of the great ones. Rest in peace.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Ed was a good friend who I enjoyed talking with. He always taught as he talked. He will be a huge asset in heaven, where I'm sure he will be given a task, that will be no challenge to him. Ed was a upfront guy who I always respected & will continue to remember for many years to come. My condolences to the families.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
With a heavy heart I write in your guest book...
To the man that suspended me numerous times, who at the sound of you calling me (by my last name of course) I would stop dead in my tracks !! You taught me many lessons! Many years ago you asked me to remove my leather jacket and I refused! Well today in your memory I will hang my head, remove my leather and pray for your eternal rest! With all my respect!!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
One of the few people in my life that had a direct impact in becoming who I am today. I had sincere respect for this wonderful man. May you rest in eternal peace.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Janice,
I only got called into your dad's office once. The mere thought of going to, 'Rittbergs office, " scared everybody. I don't remember why I was called to his office but he was very nice and by his quiet strength convinced me to stay out of trouble.
Truly sorry for your loss Janice.
Tom
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May he rest in peace.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Rittberg, Janice and Suzanne as well as all the grandchildren. I was alittle afraid of him when I was in school and luckily, only got sent to see him once. He was fair, honest and, well, right. Thank you for your service to our town and schools. May you rest in peace.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Mr. Rittberg was a gentleman and a scholar.

He will be greatly missed.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Janice, may you and the family be comforted by the memories of your father.
Fondly,
Anne Jackson
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Michael and Frank Foerster, we are very sad to here of Eds passing,we went to grammar school and high school with Ed and have been friends threw life.
May his soul rest in peace..
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
We love you Uncle Eddie, and will miss you
Rest in peace
The Yutz Family
Bob, Bobby, Patty, Cheryl & Susie
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A true leader and coach as well as a fine educator.....You are a legacy to those students who passed through the hallways of Secaucus High School and Middle School. You set the example that others followed. We mourn your passing, yet relish the memories you left for us Mr. Rittberg....
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
"Our deepest sympathy. He was well respected by our entire family!"
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Mr. Rittberg was a very special man....he was truly a teacher of young adults. He was always firm, yet fair...He will be missed by many whose lives he helped to shape. May he be at peace.

SMS Class of 1993
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Suzanne & Tom, May your wonderful memories of laughter and joy spent with your Dad help you through your sadness and grief. I'll always remember Gepetto's Workshop. You're in my prayers,
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Even though I've only seen him passing by from hallway to hallway in school..on my way to class, he was a great Principle to all of his students in SHS. Sorry to hear of his passing ...May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to the Rittberg family. A man's man with a giant heart, you helped shape so many of us into who we are today, you will always be with us. Loved playing for you...RIP Coach!!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes out to Janice, a long time friend and colleague and to her family. I remember with fondness, the wooden personalized money banks that Janice's dad would make, and which Janice would bring to Canada for my kids. God Bless and rest in peace Edward Rittberg
Jennifer Jain, Toronto, Canada
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Rittberg family and all his friends .. He will be missed by many. I feel privileged to have known him through all my years in the Secaucus School system . God Bless
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Suzanne, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man. He was just as much a father figure to us as he was a principal. People like him are hard to find. He is irreplaceable. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
My condolences to the Rittberg family... you are in my thoughts and prayers to help you through this difficult time..
Monday, July 01, 2013
Dear Louise & Family,

I am so saddened to hear of Ed's passing.. What a wonderful man. Great friend to many. He will certainly be missed. I pray you all find peace in each other during this time.

Regards,
Jane Kelly
Monday, July 01, 2013
One of a kind guy that even when I was 14, I respected tremendously. Strangely, I was just thinking about him a few days ago. You will be missed by EVERY student that ever met you, Ed!
Monday, July 01, 2013
Dear Louise,Janice and family,

Mr. Rittberg was a great role model for all teachers,administrators and students. When I attended St.Joe's he had coached football and had everyone's respect. You just had to say his name or see him coming and you knew you had to walk the straight line.He took no nonsense,expected everyone to live by the golden rule and play fair. He wanted everyone to give 100%,work to his/her potential,don't fish for excuses, and just do it.He had zero tolerance for those who didn't try.He didn't want anyone to quit without trying hard at it.When I came to SHS as principal I would pick his brain on the phone or on the street.No matter where I saw him, his coaching advice was inspirational. He had been there ,done that and saw I was hungry to learn.I told him I want to keep his legacy and the legacy of others to go on for years to come.He didn't say a word, but that smile of his gave me his approval to work hard with the staff for the kids.All he ever wanted was to see that the right things take place in life. He was a strong man of sound integrity. Former students told me they would fear getting in trouble and going into his office.He was bigger than life. Please know that we at Secaucus HIgh School are saddened by his loss.I know he heard those words when he entered the pearly gates" Well done thou good and faithful servant." The world needs more men like Ed Rittberg who was never afraid to speak his mind and transform the minds of his students to become the successful people they are today. Dr. Bob Principal SHS
Monday, July 01, 2013
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father...Ed was a good neighbor that little smile and wave will surely be missed. God Bless
Monday, July 01, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of a special man. I was one of the lucky ones to have a great friend on my journey through life and many great memories which will be cherished forever.
Cathy Romano
Monday, July 01, 2013
My deepest sympathy for the loss of a great man. Mr. Rittberg will always be remembered as a true educator and wonderful principal. I admired and respected him greatly.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Ed was truly a great man and terrific mentor for me. I respected him and admired his courage and determination. I am gratetful for having the opportunity to work with him in Secaucus Middle School. Terry Zito
Monday, July 01, 2013
I am deeply saddened by the loss of "Mr. Rittberg". He truly made a difference in my life during my high school years and was so much more than a principle. My prayers go out to the entire family, I am praying for all of you!
Monday, July 01, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Monday, July 01, 2013
My condolences to the Rittberg family on your loss.
Monday, July 01, 2013
"My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all."
Monday, July 01, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Hi Jannice.

There's no word that can express how sorry we are to hear about your loss. We were very stunned to hear this news and still can't believe that it really happened. During this difficult moment, our thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family.Please give him a huge embrace from us.

Please let us know if there's something we can do to somehow lessen the pain you feel in your hearts. We will always be there for you. Please call us any time you want.

Our love and sympathy to you and your kids and all of your family,
Monday, July 01, 2013
Janice, my heart goes out to you. You were so supportive when my mom passed and I want you to know my prayers are with you in a loving caring way.

There is so much I would like to say but I don't know where to start, only that you have my full support, sorry for this sincere loss and my families love to yours.
Monday, July 01, 2013
My sincere condolences; I am very sorry for your loss Janice; be well and keep your chin up my fellow Boilermaker!!!
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