Irvin R. “Irv” Rittko, Jr., age 92 of Penn Township died Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Westmoreland Hospital. He was born January 3, 1927 in N. Braddock a son of the late Irvin R. Rittko, Sr. and Stella (Welsh) Rittko. Irv was a Laboratory Technician for Westinghouse Research where he developed a patent. He was an active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, NALC in Export and was a World War II Army veteran who served in the European theater and once was assigned to be a driver for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed fishing and home projects. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Gladys (Pivirotto) Rittko; cherished children, Marcia Endress and Theodore “Teddy” Rittko. Also several brothers and sisters. Loving father of Donna Berardinelli and her husband Vince; cherished grandpa of Vincent Berardinelli, Dana Fetter and Tracy Endress; adored pap-pap of Destiny Fetter (His little Angel) and Faith Palmer (His little Buddy); brother of May Hill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and family welcome at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export (724) 327-1400 Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, NALC, Export. Irv will be laid to rest next to his wife Gladys in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont with military honors accorded be the Greensburg V.F.W. Post 33. For directions to send flowers or to offer online condolences please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com
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