Janice L. Ritter Janice L. Ritter

Janice L. Ritter, 85, of Allentown died Thursday, January 31, 2019 surrounded by her family at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Robert R. Ritter, Sr. with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death in March. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Dorothy (Eck) Wentling and a graduate of Allentown High School. Janice owned and operated the snack bar at Parkway Lanes, Allentown for many years. Previously she managed the snack bar at the former Woolworths at the Parkway Shopping Center, Allentown and worked in the clerical department of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Allentown. Janice was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Lutheran Church, Allentown. She loved to bake and share her creations with her family. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. An avid card player, Janice always looked forward to seeing the girls at the Wednesday card party. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who treasured her family.

Survivors: Children, Robert R. Ritter, Jr. and his wife Susan of Macungie, Susan L. Didra and her husband Donald of Allentown, Craig A. Ritter and his wife Kathy of Nazareth, Brian M. Ritter and his wife Colleen of Coopersburg; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

Services: Funeral Service 10:30AM Tuesday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown. Call 9:30 to 10:30AM Tuesday in the funeral home.

Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 3897 Adler Place, Building C, Suite 180, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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