Walter  Rittenhouse

Walter R "Buck " Rittenhouse

Tuesday, March 31st, 1914 - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Walter R. "Buck" Rittenhouse, age 105 passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Rose Garden Nursing Home in Toms River.
Born and raised in Lancaster, Pa, Buck moved to NJ in the 1940's. The automobile business was Buck's passion. He became one of the first Edsel dealers, and then became a Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Monmouth County, NJ. Rittenhouse-Kerr Lincoln Mercury added the Chrysler-Plymouth franchise in Ocean Township, and the Ford and Suzuki franchises in Red Bank. These franchises were successfully operated with the help of Buck's son and son-in-law.
Buck was an avid golfer, and a champion Gin rummy card player. He was a member of Deal Country Club since 1961.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann, "Peg" in 1993. Surviving are his children, Thomas Rittenhouse, and his wife Andrea, and Anne Kerr and her husband Douglas; his four grandchildren, Tracey Cowles, Thom Rittenhouse and his wife Carolyn, Kristen Burke, Douglas Kerr, Jr and his wife Claire; his 11 great grandchildren and a favorite nephew, William Hayter, and his wife Olga.
Buck was admired and respected by everyone who knew him, and he was loved dearly by his family.
Services were private, and held under the direction of O'Brien Funeral Home, Brick
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Posted at 02:41pm
I started working for Rittenhouse Lincoln mercury in 1969 Mr. Rittenhouse was always a gentleman and a man’s man we used to laugh because he would sell more cars at the club than we did in the show room our condolences to the Rittenhouse family and the Kerr family.Boyd & Joyce Youngblood.

Ronald Gilmore

Posted at 06:54pm
My condolences to the Rittenhouse family I worked at Lincoln mercury dealer for mr Rittenhouse for 15 years. All my prayers to the family from Ronny Gilmore

Joseph Balina

Posted at 09:49am
Dear Tommy and family,
My name is Joey Balina.
Mr Rittenhouse hired me right out of high school in 1967 as a auto mechanic. ( still green around the ears)
He gave me a chance to learn and grow in the auto motive field.
But most of all he treated me like family and showed me love, even when i didn't deserve it.
Mt condolences to you and i will keep you in my prayers.
God bless you.
Rev. Joe Balina

Susan Culetto

Posted at 08:55pm
Chicago sue will truly miss you.. RIP buck💕💕

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