Louis Rittendale

Obituary of Louis Rittendale

Louis R. Rittendale, 88, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home in Airmont, NY. He was born on September 25, 1929, in Tuxedo, NY to Batista and Maria Ritondale. After graduating from Suffern High School, Loui attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He also served in the US Army. In June of 1958, Lou married Jean McDermott. Together they had 3 sons. Lou worked for the East Ramapo Central School District as an instrumental music teacher and retired in 1985. Lou also enjoyed many years as a member of the St. Anthony's church choir in Nanuet, NY. He also worked as a soloist for services at both St. Anthony's and St. Joseph's Church in Spring Valley, NY. Lou is survived by his wife Jean of Airmont, his three sons; Michael (Valorie) of Roscoe, NY, Patrick ( Mary) of Westfield, NJ and Louis (Joanne) of Goshen, NY, and six grandchildren; Christina (Kevin), Christopher ( Anastasia), Louis Jr., Ryan, Kyle and Matthew. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 24 at St. Anthony's Church, 36 West Nyack Rd., Nanuet, NY. Burial to follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, October 23, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm at Joseph W. Sorce F.H. Inc., 728 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack, NY.10994 (845) 358-4433 Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. alzfdn.org .