Nov. 18, 1949 – Nov. 28, 2014
Ronald George Rittenhouse, 65, beloved son, brother, father, uncle, fiancé and friend, passed away at home surrounded by family on Nov. 28 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron was born on Nov. 18, 1949 in Glendale to George and Joan Rittenhouse. As a young, adventurous, and energetic child, Ron took part in many activities throughout the growing La Crescenta community. He developed a love of baseball, and became an exceptional pitcher for the Crescenta Sports Association Mustangs.
Ron was an enthusiastic Boy Scout, which sparked an interest in survival skills and his love for camping. As a young adult, Ron enjoyed being a camp counselor for Camp Fox on Catalina Island.
Ron graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in 1968 and continued his education at Glendale Community College, studying criminology. In 1970, Ron joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1974.
Ron will be remembered for his outstanding sense of humor, engaging story-telling and his love for his children, his family, the beach, fishing and camping.
Ron is survived by his daughter Tawnya Rittenhouse; fiancé Imelda Cruz; father George Rittenhouse; mother Joan Rittenhouse; brothers Jim and Timmy Rittenhouse; three nieces, Ashley Rittenhouse, Alexis Myers and Addison Rittenhouse; and his fiancé’s sister and nephew Christine Ascencio and Albert.
His son Thomas and brother John preceded Ronald in death.
For those who remember Ronald Rittenhouse and would like to pay their respects, a viewing and service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Crippen Mortuary at 2900 Honolulu Ave. in La Crescenta-Montrose.