Lee Rittenhouse


Lee Clarence Rittenhouse, 74, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at home.

He was born August 16, 1939 in Reading, Pa., son of Harry Jordan Rittenhouse, Jr. and Catherine Flayhart Rittenhouse. Mr. Rittenhouse was reared and received his early education in Reading, graduating from Reading High School.

After high school, Lee entered the United States Navy. He served his country during the Viet Nam War and later retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves.

Mr. Rittenhouse worked as a machinist for the Reading Railroad before moving to Pine Bluff, where he worked for the Cotton Belt. He moved to Denver, Colo. for several years, working for Denver Rio Grande Railroad, which became the Union Pacific Railroad. He moved back to Pine Bluff upon retirement.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mr. Rittenhouse was also a member of VFW Post 4455, American Legion, Pine Bluff Gun Club, Citizens Police Academy and National Rifle Association.

Mr. Rittenhouse was preceded in death by his parents and son, David Rittenhouse.

Survivors include his wife, Margery Watters Rittenhouse, whom he married September 2, 1960 in Milton, Fla.; three sons, Thomas Rittenhouse of New Hampshire, Gary Rittenhouse of Pine Bluff and Timothy Rittenhouse of Okla.; brother, Harry Jordan Rittenhouse, III of Reading, Pa.; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2013 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Chaplain Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Veteran’s Section of Graceland Cemetery.

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