Robert Harry Tretter, Jr., 60

Robert Harry Tretter, Jr., 60

Robert Harry Tretter, Jr., 60, of Harleysville, passed away August 26, 2022 at Abington Memorial Hospital from complications of a spinal cord injury from a fall on ice at home in January of 2022.

Rob was an IT Business Analyst who consulted and was employed by numerous companies, most recently Bender Electronics, Exton, PA. He thrived at solving business technical puzzles.

Rob loved listening to music, live performances of music concerts and plays, reading, watching golf and playing video golf, travel and animals (especially the birds at the backyard feeder and dogs).

Born in Allentown, Rob was a graduate of Colgate University where he worked at the campus radio station. He then lived in Hartford, CT where he was on the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Jaycees and Norwalk, CT where he volunteered at the Maritime Aquarium and met his wife, Sandy. Since moving back to PA, he attended Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Pottstown with his wife.

Rob is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 20 years Alexandra and her sister Nina Fatula of Reading. Rob’s parents Mary Ann Tretter of Macungie, Robert Harry Tretter, Sr. and Veronica Tretter of Whitehall, Rob’s sister Lori Shortell and her husband Douglas, daughter Taylor of Allentown and son Matthew of North Carolina. Also numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family is grateful for the compassionate care of the medical professionals at Grand View Health, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, St. Luke’s Hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital and Hillcrest Center for the past eight months.

Funeral services will be held Thursday September 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Cemetery, Hometown. Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:00-9:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Americares, the Colgate University radio station, or Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Pottstown, PA.

Add My Condolences

Dear Sandy. Please accept my condolences about your loss. Please stay strong ????????

~ Richard Thomas
3/30/2023 8:54:33 AM

Dear Sandy,
Please accept my condolences over the loss of Rob! Rob was a very special person and I pray for your peace and comfort ??????

~ Linda Tillman Trumbull, CT
3/29/2023 6:32:28 PM

Mrs Tretter, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Rob at Bender. He always brightened the office when he was there. He and I actually shared recipes!! I always enjoyed stopping and chatting with him for a few minutes. He just put a smile on everyone's face. I'm so saddened to hear of this news. Rob, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Amy Mattia
2/11/2023 10:15:28 AM

Sandy I just read the obituary you posted on LinkedIn. I’m very sorry to hear the news about your husband’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family as well as Rob’s family??????

~ Maureen DeNunzio
9/17/2022 5:48:17 AM

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Rob. He worked for me at Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT many years ago. He met Sandy at this company as well. My deepest sympathy to Sandy and to all Rob's family. May God comfort you all at this time.

~ Charlotte Calarco Cromwell, CT
9/9/2022 10:24:39 PM

I am very saddened to hear this news. I knew Rob in high school. He had a very sharp, quick wit. I loved talking to Rob and he helped me get through the travails of high school. The world is a darker place without his bright light. His memory is a blessing to all who knew him.

~ Sue (Mann) Herschlag
9/9/2022 9:07:00 AM

Sandy, just saw your post on LinkedIn - so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing! You two were great together, and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time - Gary and Jean Anderson

~ Gary Anderson
9/7/2022 8:22:02 PM

Brother Bob and Sister Sandy are in my prayer always.

~ Sung Won Paek
9/6/2022 7:01:09 PM

I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
Rob was a really good and very helpful colleague willing to help wherever he could.
I’ll keep him and his family in my thoughts.

~ Andreas Maurer Grünberg, Hessen
9/6/2022 5:41:07 PM