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Ralph Pittenger

  • "Doug, I'm very sorry for your loss. Growing up down the..."
    - Betsy Sliker-Spangenberg
  • "God be with you and our family,my second father."
    - Stan Utter
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with the Pittenger family at..."
    - George VanderMeulen

FRANKFORD - Ralph Pittenger, 88, of Frankford Township, died peacefully Sunday, May 4, 2014, at home.

Born and raised in Newton, Mr. Pittenger lived in Frankford Township for the past 50 years. Mr. Pittenger was a self-employed carpenter. He loved going hunting and fishing.

The son of the late Jessie and Carrie (Utter) Pittenger, Mr. Pittenger also was predeceased by his wife, Daisy (Ayers) Pittenger, on July 5, 2013; and his son, Fred. Mr. Pittenger is survived by his son, Douglas Pittenger, of Frankford Township; brother, Lawrence Pittenger and wife, Peggy, of Blairstown; sister, Betty Holterman, of Newton; and many nieces and nephews.

A joint memorial service for Ralph and Daisy Pittenger will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860; or Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Branchville, NJ 07826.

Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main St Branchville, NJ 07826
(973) 948-3030
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 6, 2014