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OSWALD ITTENSOHN Oswald Ludwig Ittensohn, 87, of Harleysville; formerly of Telford, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at The Birches at Arbor Square. He was the loving husband of the late Evelyn C. (Milone) Ittensohn for 54 years. Oswald was born in Arnstein, Germany to the late Phillip Ittensohn and the late Ottilie (Ursprung) Ittensohn. He was employed as a Microbiologist from 1967 until retirement, by the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research in West Point. Oswald was a member of the Tissue Culture Association and the American Society for Microbiology. He received a B.S. degree in Bacteria and Zoology from The College of the City of New York in 1955; an M.S. degree in Biology from New York University in 1959 and a Ph.D. in Cytology and Cytochemistry from New York University in 1967. Oswald served as a Sergeant First Class, Communication Chief in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He served as Senior Research Virologist, Department of Virus and Cell Biology Research at Merck. Oswald authored more than twenty publications related to microbiology. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Oswald is survived by his son, Philip Arthur Ittensohn of Telford; and his four friends, Dr. Vivian M. Larson of Harleysville, Hans Kroeger of Huntington Station, NY, Otto Maatsch of Dumont, NJ and Dr. Joseph Nasife and wife, Kathy, of Lansdale, PA. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Reinhold, and his brother-in-law, Karl Reinhold. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, March 5 at 11AM at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1601 Derstine Road, Hatfield where friends may view and meet with the family from 10AM to 11AM. Burial will take place at St. Raymond Cemetery in Bronx, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to: Parkinsons Foundation Research, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements are by Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com

Published in The Reporter on Mar. 2, 2013
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