Adam John Tretter
(1878-After 1948)
Magdalena Wertz
(1880-After 1938)
Frederick E. Tretter


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Frederick E. Tretter

  • Born: 4 Jun 1917, Lancaster County, PA
  • Died: 10 Jan 2009, Lancaster County, PA at age 91

bullet   Another name for Frederick was Fred.


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The SSDI records:
Fred E. Tretter
SSN: 199-07-0056
Last Residence: 17512 Columbia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Born: 4 Jul 1917
Died: 10 Jan 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Fred E. Tretter, 91, of 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, passed away on Saturday at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Betty Geiter Tretter, who passed away in 1980, and the late Katheryn Montgomery Tretter who passed away in 1997. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John Adam and Magdalena Wertz Tretter.

Fred had worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service for over 25 years until his retirement in 1980. He had been a member of the National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees.

He was a member of St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic Minister, serving at daily Mass and at funerals for many years. Fred was also a member of the church's Guys and Dolls Club, and a member of the St. Anne Neumann Seniors Club. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus New Danville Council 867. He also enjoyed bowling in leagues at Leisure Lanes until he was 85.

Fred was a 1937 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving as a Staff Sgt. in the African and Italian campaigns. He received the European- African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 6 bronze star devices.

Fred is survived by his daughters: Diane S. married to Raymond DiCrocco of Lancaster, Sarah A. wife of the late James Salberta of Hamilton Twp., NJ, and Terry A. married to Scott Bennett of Lancaster; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, his brother Joseph Tretter and sister in law, Romaine Tretter Bonner, both of Columbia. He is also survived by 2 stepsons: Glen married to Darlene Montgomery and Dale married to Joanne Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his brothers J. Anthony, Harry, and George and his sisters, Mary Steffy and Katheryn Danz.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 930-1030AM at the chapel at St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512, with the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1030AM. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Fred's memory to St. Anne's Retirement Community. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Millersville, 872-5041. To send an online condolence, please visit

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