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James Rittenhouse, JOHNSON CITY

Published August 20th, 2013 9:33 pm

James (Jim) Rittenhouse died August 19, 2013, in Johnson City, Tennessee, after a short battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Born July 10, 1961, and a native of Hopkinsville, Jim had diversified interests in high school as a member of the Hopkinsville High School football team and as President of the school Chess Club.
A graduate of both Texas Tech University and East Tennessee State University, Jim served as a software engineer for thirty years with Siemens Automation Technology in Johnson City. Jim spent much of his career traveling between Siemens International headquarters in Munich, Germany, and Johnson City.
Jim was a private pilot, a high school football referee and an avid guitarist.
Jim is survived by his mother, Anita Rittenhouse, of Hopkinsville; his sister, Mrs. David (Beverly) Britten, of Fredericksburg, VA; and his brother, John Rittenhouse, of Cadiz, KY.
There will be a visitation with the family Thursday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
At Jim’s request, his body will cremated, with a private burial ceremony at a future date.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the organ donation group Save Lives Tennessee at
Arrangements for the Rittenhouse family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171