George Lovett Rittmann
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George Lovett Rittmann, 80, of 4917 Mial Plantation Road passed away peacefully at his home on July 18, 2013. George was born on September 7, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late George M. Rittmann and Mary Barnfather Rittmann Baxter Chalk. He retired as a tool design draftsman with Engelhardt. George served his country during the Korean Conflict with the United States Navy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by the love of his life, Marilyn Ann Golish Rittmann, his sister, Barbara Baxter Coolen and his faithful companion, "Kiwi".
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Monday July 22, 2013 at 7:00pm at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 with Reverend Bryan Siefert and Reverend Jenny Wilson officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
Surviving are his daughter, Susan R. Garrett (Ben) of Raleigh; a son, Steven Douglas Rittmann (Joan) of Sullivan, ME; grandchildren: Jennifer Pollard, Jessica Jones, Melissa Rittmann and Jared Rittmann; 3 great-grandchildren: Ashton, Lexi and Zack.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Knightdale United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 83, Knightdale, NC 27545.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.poole funeral.com under Obituaries.
Published in The News & Observer on July 21, 2013