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Thomas G. Ritchey

September 26, 1932 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Sept 26, 1932 - Sept 13, 2022

Thomas G. Ritchey, 89, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital Johnstown. He was born at home in Blue Knob, son of the late Frank and Jennie (Over) Ritchey. He married Helen M. Simendinger on March 10, 1956, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Coupon. She preceded him in death on Feb 21, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters: Nina M. Ritchey and husband Randy Schmerbeck of Roaring Spring and Shelly A. Ritchey of Duncansville; a son, Randy T. and wife Sharon of Blue Knob; two grandchildren: Rebecca E. and Matthew T. and wife Angela all in CA; two great grandchildren: Mila and Owen in CA; a brother, Theodore W. of Blue Knob; and a sister-in-law, Billie Ritchey of Blue Knob.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Claar; and four brothers: Hamilton, Jack, F. Dahl, and Harold.

Thomas graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1950 and served in the US Army, F Company, 169th Infantry Regiment. He started working at Railway Express Agency and later retired from Conrail.

After retiring, Tom and Helen enjoyed traveling to the beach and leaf peeping on the East Coast

Thomas was a member of Blair County Classic Car Club.               

He enjoyed restoring cars and trucks, gardening, ice cream, spending summers at Raystown, and his time at Blue Knob Auto Sales in his chair.

At the request of the deceased, all services are private at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg.           

Interment at Mount Moriah Cemetery.      

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service: www.halasems.org, Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Company:2082 Knob Rd. Portage, Pa 15946, or to Geeseytown Community Fire Company: 215 Mary St. Hollidaysburg, Pa 16648. 

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