While researching the 9th A.V.R.S. today I came upon this sad news:
Wednesday, August 14th, 1929
Date of Death:
Age 82, passed peacefully with his family by his side, on Friday, December 2, 2011. Don was a Korean War veteran with the 9th AVRS, the owner of Ziterís Auto Service and D.J. Ziter Company on West Liberty Avenue, an engineer from Point Park University, and a former auditor for the State of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor, his daughter and son-in-law Diana and Edward Kollin, his son and daughter-in-law Don and Lynne Ziter, and his two grandchildren, Michael and Gabrielle Ziter. Arrangements by BEINHAUERS, 412-531-4000. At the request of the family, all services & interment are private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ViaQuest Hospice, 610 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063.
My father was VERY proud to be a part of the 9th AVRS and to call each of you his buddies. He spoke very fondly of the reunion he attended and I know it touched him deeply. He very much wanted to attend more of the reunions than he was able to.
SELECTED AIRMAN OF THE MONTH by a board of officers and non-commissioned officers
of his squadron based on Okinawa is Airman First Class Donald J. Ziter, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
Ziter of Springfield, Massachusetts. Airman Ziter is a veteran of 33 months in the Air Force
and has spent 20 months on Okinawa. He is a heavy equipment mechanic with the 9th Air Vehicle
Repair Squadron. (Photo by Springfield Union)
P.O. Box 6245, Great Falls, MT 59406