David Wayne Rittelmann

David Wayne Rittelmann

May 28, 1953 - February 08, 2022
Beaver Falls

David Wayne Rittelmann

May 28, 1953 - February 08, 2022
Beaver Falls

Obituary

David Wayne Rittelmann, 68, of Beaver Falls, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at The Washington Hospital, Washington, PA after a long illness.

He is preceded in death by an infant brother, William Rittelmann, an infant sister, Mary Beth Rittelmann, and by his mother, Elizabeth (Suprock) Rittelmann.

He is survived by his father, David William Rittelmann, Beaver Falls, PA; his wife, Constance Rittelmann, Beaver Falls, PA; his daughter, Julia Rittelmann, Baden, PA; his son, David Michael Rittelmann and wife Stephanie, Battle Creek, MI; step-sons, Michael See, Pittsburgh, PA, and Ryan See, San Antonio, TX; step-daughter, Susan Lowry, Export, PA.

He is also survived by his former wife, Christine (Karnis) Rittelmann, Beaver Falls, the mother of his children; his sisters, Michelle Rittelmann Baker and spouse Jackie Baker, Louisville, KY, and Rebecca Rittelmann Dever and husband Mark, Beaver, PA; and a brother, Eric Rittelmann and wife Cathi, Hopewell Twp., PA.

Following his graduation from Beaver Falls High School in 1971, he served in the United States Navy from 1972-1978 and was honorably discharged as a Nuclear Trained Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer.  He retired from the United States Postal Service in 2020 following 41 years of steadfast and dedicated service.

His hobbies included gardening, photography, and he always loved a cold Budweiser.  A Western Pennsylvanian through and through, he was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.  His pal and constant companion was Maggie, his black Labrador Retriever, who always loved a good walk and truck ride.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday from 10AM-12PM, 2-4PM & 6-8PM at the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Chippewa Twp., 117 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Beaver County Special Unit on Wednesday at 11AM.  Prayers will be offered at 11:20AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church, New Brighton at 12 Noon.

Visitation

  • Date & Time: February 15, 2022 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Visitation

  • Date & Time: February 15, 2022 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Visitation

  • Date & Time: February 15, 2022 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Military Honors

  • Date & Time: February 16, 2022 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: February 16, 2022 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Holy Family Catholic Church (New Brighton)

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9 responses to David Wayne Rittelmann

  1. Our hearts goes out to the entire Rittelmann family !!! Julia & Dave your Dad was always such a nice guy & the entire Simmons Family will be thinking of you during this difficult time

  2. Jeff M says:

    Dave was already a senior mechanic when I came into the BMC more than 20 years ago. Working different shifts, we seldom crossed paths and I only knew him then by his reputation as one of the most capable mechanics in the plant. Eventually we were thrown together on various work projects. I cannot express the respect that I gained for Dave, his knowledge of the equipment was vast and his ability to think outside the box was uncanny. We ultimately became very good friends. There are few people that i have such high regard for as I have for Dave. Rest In Peace, buddy. l wish you could have hung around longer and I’m sad to see you go. Jeff M

  3. Carlee says:

    Julia and family: I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Carlee Hovanec

  4. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the entire Rittelmann family.
    The Leadership Accelerator Portfolio Team at Korn Ferry

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