Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

August 1, 2013

GARY L. RITCHIE SR. [Cumberland]

CUMBERLAND — Gary Leon Ritchie Sr., 60, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe, Pa.

Born July 2, 1953, in Cumberland he was the son of the late Roy and Eva (Wagner) Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Blondale Ritchie and James Ritchie.  

Gary was employed for 35 years at the CSX Transportation Company. He was recently retired as of a year ago. Gary was a lifetime member of both the Goodfellowship Club and the Cumberland Outdoor Club. He loved being in the outdoors, walking the towpath, and animals. Above all he loved spending time with his two grandchildren.   

Surviving are his significant other of 18 years, Brenda High; his children, Amy Ritchie, Gary Ritchie Jr., Robert High and Crystal High; his sisters, Jean Allen and husband Bruce, Linda Clanagan and husband Joe, and Loretta Dolan; his brothers, LeRoy “Sonny” Ritchie and wife Janet, Lloyd Ritchie and wife Jean, Robert Ritchie and wife Linda, Ronnie Ritchie and wife Julie, and Larry Ritchie; his special grandchildren, Xavier Ashley-Ritchie and Eden Ritchie.

As per Gary’s request, he will be cremated.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A. (www.scarpellifh.com) 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland.

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