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Stephen F. Rittlinger 1930-2022

Glastonbury- Stephen F Rittlinger (Pepe), 91, passed away March 10th, 2022, at his home in Glastonbury, CT with his wife by his side. He was born March 14th,1930 in Hartford, CT, the son of late Stephen A Rittlinger, of Hungarian descent and Stella C. (Drenzek) Rittlinger. Steve’s hometown was Broad Brook, CT where he grew up and graduated Ellsworth High School. Steve retired after 38 years in 1991 at Hall and Muska Oil Company of Melrose, CT where he did heating and plumbing and was Vice President and 3rd owner. Steve served in the Korean war. He was a Charter Member of the Enfield Elks Club. He judged foxhound field trials since 1949 and was also Master of Hounds. Steve always owned his own private plane and was a private pilot since 1954. He enjoyed golfing, horse back riding and Cape May, NJ, one of his favorite vacation spots with his family.


Stephen is survived by his loving wife Theresa (Roggi) Rittlinger of 58 years of Glastonbury; one daughter, Judith Woodmancy and husband Darrin of Marlborough, CT, two granddaughters, Rachel Woodmancy, and Anna Woodmancy. Three sisters, Delores Testa of CT, Joan Whitted of New Mexico, Geraldine Vidito of CT, and one brother, John Rittlinger of CT.


A memorial service will be held at St. Catherine’s Church in Broad Brook, CT on April 9th, 2022 at 10:00am, Cemetery service will be private to family to follow. St. Catherine’s does require masks to be worn. Memorial contributions may be made to the www.DementiaSociety.org/donate. Memories may be expressed at abbeycremation.com


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