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Harold W. Rittenhouse

Harold W. Rittenhouse, 78, died July 27, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the companion of Nancy A. Scarlata with whom he resided. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Harold J. Rittenhouse and Ida L. (Marquardt) Rittenhouse.

Before retiring in 2008, he owned Rittenhouse Business Systems in Allentown for many years.

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Jordan UCC and a F&AM of Lehigh Lodge #326.

He will forever be remembered by his kind heart, great sense of humor, entrepreneurship, love for classic cars, his flair for art, creativity and interior design and his love to cook for family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherry A. and her husband, Gregory Buchman, of Macungie; grandchildren, Isabella R. Buchman and Gabriel L. Buchman; his son, Rodney M., of Bethlehem; a sister, Jacquelyn of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his companion; her son, Salvatore J. Scarlata Sr. and his wife, Gretchen and their children, Salvatore J. Jr. and Isabella R. and Nancy’s daughter, Tina Scarlata.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Jordan UCC or Lehigh Lodge #326, c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 190, Breinigsville, 18031.

Services will include military honors 7 p.m. followed by a funeral service 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. Calling will begin 6 p.m.