Schlegel, Anita Rittenhouse

April 16, 2006

ANITARITTENHOUSE SCHLEGEL, beloved wife of Walter, died suddenly on March 26th. She will be missed by her five daughters, Brenda Van Der Loo, Susan Baliff, Kari Doffermyre, Lisa Fout and Amy Schlegel-Skora, sons-in-law, one brother, and 11 grandchildren. Anita was born on January 29, 1937 to Harley and Janette Rittenhouse in Rochester, NY. She had two older brothers, Albert and Rodney. After graduating from Hood College in Frederick, MD, Anita met Walter and they were married in 1960. She taught Biology at Bladensburg High School until the first of her daughters was born. She and her husband raised their family in Beltsville, MD where they lived for 26 years until moving to Glenwood, MD. She was president of Capitol Lock and Hardware, the company she owned and operated with her husband for 34 years. Through the years, Anita has enjoyed being involved in many volunteer organizations-the PTA, Girl Scouts and the church. Through her battle with cancer, Anita was able to touch many lives. She had an inner strength that inspired many. She truly left this world better than she found it.

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