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In Memory of

Donald T. Ketterer

December 10, 1938 - November 25, 2016

Obituary


Donald Thomas Ketterer (77) of Columbia, MD, died peacefully on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Beloved husband of 49 years to Carla, devoted father of Nicole and Christopher, and loving grandfather of Jonathan. He served his country in the US Army after enlisting in 1959, and later by working for the Department of the Navy. During a career at NASA spanning from the first moon landing through the first successful landing of a rover on Mars, he was involved in a wide array of projects, including the Hubble Space Telescope, Galileo, and Mars Pathfinder. Following his...

Donald Thomas Ketterer (77) of Columbia, MD, died peacefully on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Beloved husband of 49 years to Carla, devoted father of Nicole and Christopher, and loving grandfather of Jonathan. He served his country in the US Army after enlisting in 1959, and later by working for the Department of the Navy. During a career at NASA spanning from the first moon landing through the first successful landing of a rover on Mars, he was involved in a wide array of projects, including the Hubble Space Telescope, Galileo, and Mars Pathfinder. Following his retirement, he enjoyed many hobbies such as pool, golf, and travel.

Memorial donations in memory of Donald may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/give) or Gilchrist Center - Howard County (http://www.gilchristhospice.org/giving).