Kenneth Schluter

(April 22, 1915 – April 21, 2006) San Francisco native Kenneth Schluter passed away one day short of his 91st birthday. Preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Martha Hittenberger Schluter, Ken led a happy, gracious and generous personal and professional life. He graduated from Polytechnic High School and attended UC Berkeley. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1936 and entered the army as a private in October, 1941. Service during WWII brought battle duty on the Aleutian Islands in Alaska where he gained the rank of Master Sergeant and then served in the European theatre. He returned to the phone company in 1946 where he worked until his retirement. An abiding passion was golf and, with Martha, a love of travel that took them around the world. Ken was a member of St. Paulus Lutheran Church and Golden Gate Speranza Lodge No. 30, F. & A. M. Surviving nephews and nieces are Gary Porter, Citrus Heights, Karen Peart, Sacramento, Russell Porter, San Mateo, Kenneth Krome, Folsom, Tina Hittenberger, Petaluma, Lee Ann Hittenberger, Seattle, WA, and Drew Hittenberger, Petaluma.