SALEM — Robert “Bob” Ditter, a member of St. Joseph Parish here, died July 16. He was 73.

Mr. Ditter was born in Portland, and grew up in Mill City. He graduated from St. Boniface High School in Sublimity. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph's Council No. 1748. He married Doris Gaines in 1972 in Renton, Wash. He earned an associate’s degree as an auto technician and worked in many different areas, including as a partner in D&M Insurance Agency in Keizer and as owner and operator of Action Motors.

He is survived by his wife Doris, Salem; and cousins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, at St. Joseph Church in Salem.