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August 19, 1993

Frank Rittenhouse


Frank Cook Rittenhouse, a retired owner of manufacturing firms who was active in the Church of the Brethren, died Monday of cancer at his home in Timonium.

Mr. Rittenhouse, who was 79, retired about nine years ago as the owner of Aluminex Inc., which made aluminum railings and similar products. He had first retired about 13 years ago as vice president and co-owner of the Maryland Specialty Wire Co., with which he had been associated for 20 years.

Before that, he had worked for 20 years for IBM as a salesman in Baltimore and as a sales manager in Philadelphia.

Born in Trappe, he was a graduate of the Trappe High School and of Blue Ridge College in New Windsor.

A member of the boards of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren and of Bridgewater College in Virginia, he was also on the executive committee of the First Church of the Brethren in Baltimore and was a founder of the Drexel Hill Church of the Brethren in the Philadelphia area.

He was a former president of the Interfaith Layman's Federation of Greater Baltimore.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the First Church of the Brethren, 4500 Liberty Heights Ave. in Baltimore.

His wife, the former Evelyn Merrick, died in 1990.

He is survived by three daughters, Sunny E. Rittenhouse and Nancy E. Rittenhouse, both of Chicago, and Susan M. Rittenhouse of Baltimore; a son, Frank C. Rittenhouse Jr. of St. Louis; a sister, Addie L. Gourley Merkle of Timonium; a brother, Robert S. Rittenhouse of Snow Hill; and three grandchildren. J. Frederick Wolf, retired personnel director for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Bedford, Pa.

Mr. Wolf, who was 63, moved to Pennsylvania after his retirement in 1986. He had worked for the state agency for 23 years.

Born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., he was a graduate of Bucknell University. Before moving to the Baltimore area in the early 1960s, he had been a salesman for the Aluminum Company of America.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church in Bedford.

Mr. Wolf is survived by his wife, the former Sally Maxcy; a stepdaughter, Anne M. Vallotton of Hanover, Pa.; two stepsons, Joseph T. Chadwick of Baltimore and Sterling H. Chadwick of Morristown, N.J.; a sister, Margaret Wolf Akers of Hollidaysburg; and five grandchildren.

Harry Orman

Owned Harry's Liquors

Harry Orman, who owned Harry's Liquors on Greenmount Avenue in Waverly for 50 years, died Wednesday at the health center of the North Oaks Retirement Community after a series of strokes.

Mr. Orman, who was 83 and lived in Northwest Baltimore, retired in 1984. He was known to his customers as an expert on wines and liquors, and offered charge accounts and home delivery.

Before starting the liquor store, he had been a partner with his father in a wholesale candy business.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and earned an accounting degree at night at the Johns Hopkins University.

Fond of golf and a member of the Woodholme Country Club, he also traveled over much of the world.

He was a member of the Har Sinai Congregation and its brotherhood.

His first wife, the former Rosalie Cohen, died in 1980, and his second wife, the former Margaret Palmbaum, died June 21.

Graveside services were scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today at the Arlington Cemetery of the Chuzuk Amuno Congregation, 4300 N. Rogers Ave., Baltimore.

His survivors include a son, Alan Orman of Pikesville; a daughter, Betsy Kahn of Greer, S.C.; and five grandchildren.

Henry H. Ruttinger

Sales retiree, 102

Henry H. Ruttinger, a retired wholesale auto parts salesman, died Saturday at the age of 102 at the Fort Howard Veterans Hospital of an internal infection.

Mr. Ruttinger, who lived on Crocker Drive in Bel Air, retired in 1968 as a salesman in Northeastern Maryland for the Baltimore firm of Ditch, Bowers & Taylor Inc.

With that company for many years, he had earlier worked as a truck driver and mechanic. During World War II, he worked at the Chester, Pa., tank depot. After the war, he sold surplus military supplies for a time.

Born in Colliers, W.Va., he was reared in the Farrell, Pa., area and worked as a carpenter for his father before he served in the Army in France during World War I.

A lay leader at the Fallston United Methodist Church, he %J attended two White House conferences on aging. As a volunteer, he helped to start Harford County's program for the elderly. He had also been a volunteer at the Perry Point Veterans Hospital.

His first wife, the former Doris Harper, died in 1975.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the Fallston United Methodist Church, 1503 Fallston Road.

Mr. Ruttinger is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Parkiss; a daughter, Doris Southerington of Joppatowne; a son, William Ruttinger of Fallston; a stepdaughter, Mollie Mihalik of Cincinnati; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Silvio J. Bucari

Retired truck driver

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