In memory of
Ronald Frank (Ron) Litterst
Ronald (Ron) Frank Litterst Redding, CA 1933 - 2017 Ronald (Ron) Frank Litterst was born October 9, 1933 in Vallejo, California, only child of Della Merrill (Hopson) and William Frederick Litterst. Ron went thru his elementary and high school education in Vallejo before attending California Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo. His education was interrupted for a short tour of duty in the U. S. Army in Germany during the Korean conflict. In 1955 fell in love with fellow Vallejo High School graduate, Marcia Martin and they were married in March of 1956. After graduating from Cal Poly with a BS in mathematics, Ron was employed by Livermore Radiation Laboratory, later called Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked for over 30 years, retiring in 1991 as a Group Leader/supervisor in the Computations Department. On retirement Ron and Marcia traveled around the world and the United States, eventually moving to Redding, CA in 1995. Ron was an avid tennis player along with golf and hiking worldwide and the US. He was a member of SIRS and the Sons of Italy. Ron served as chef for many of the SOI fund raising dinners during these years and was especially known for his spaghetti sauce making gallons for the SOI's Paesano Days. He was "Master" of the Redding Grange for several years. Always interested in woodworking Ron had a woodshop built on the property where he made beautiful furniture for family and friends. Ron is survived by his daughters, Allison White (Troy) of Redding, CA and Sandra Zweep (Scott) of Oswego IL, granddaughter Marykate Fitzpatrick, grandsons, Sean Fitzpatrick, James Zweep and Eric Zweep and great grandson Jackson Fitzpatrick as well as cousins Steven and Theresa Bailey of Redding. He passed away April 11, 2017 at home after a year-long battle with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, an extremely aggressive form of skin cancer. A farewell gathering will be held May 13 at 4:00 pm at the Sons of Italy Hall, 4850 Cedars Road, Redding, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Dignity Hospice, Mercy Branch, 1544 Market St., Redding, CA 96001 or your cause of choice. Please sign the guest book at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/redding/
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