Margaret E. Ritter

October 14, 1931 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 90)


Margaret E. “Peggy” Ritter, 90, formerly of Lewisburg, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona.

She was born October 14, 1931 in Lewisburg, the daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Warner) O’Brien.  On June 20, 1953 she married James Ritter, who preceded her in death on December 26, 1989.  Together they celebrated 36 years of marriage.

Peggy was a 1949 graduate of Lewisburg High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in 1953.  She worked as a teacher for 4 years in Ridgewood, NJ.

Peggy was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg,

She enjoyed painting and international travel.

Surviving are three children, Kathleen Elizabeth Ritter, of Virginia, John Michael Ritter, of Arizona, and Robert Mark Ritter, of England; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 12 in the New Berlin Cemetery with Pastor Ryan Kraus, officiating.

The family suggests that contributions in Peggy’s memory be made to The National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St. NW Washington DC, 20036 or online at

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margaret, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
January 12, 2022

11:00 AM
New Berlin Cemetery
660 Walnut St
New Berlin, PA 17855

© 2022 Grenoble Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy