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William D Ritchie

November 09, 2020

William D Ritchie, age 76, of Norwalk passed away Monday, November 9, 2020, at Fisher Titus Medical Center.

He was born October 27, 1944 to the late Orvel and Effie Marie Ritchie in Centerton, OH. He served in the 101st Airborne Division while in Vietnam for the United States Army. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern for over 25 years. He volunteered for meals on wheels and Fisher Titus Medical Center. He loved Cleveland sports and Ohio State Buckeyes, and was passionate about donating to local charities.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ritchie; children, Lynn (Scott) McGuckin and Scott (Julie) Ritchie; grandchildren, Alyssa (Zeck) Heater, Scotty (Lucilene) McGuckin, Lindsey (Jake) Lavey, Hannah, Haley, Allaina, and Olivia Ritchie; great- grandchildren, Elianna, Gianna, Josephina, Layla, and two baby boys on the way. Also survived by sisters; Carol(Donald) Burdine and Barb Collins, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Roger Collins.

Friends may call Friday, November 13, 2020, from 4-6 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Norwalk Chapel, 156 S Norwalk Rd E, Norwalk, OH 44857. Burial following at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 2216.

 

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William D Ritchie, age 76, of Norwalk passed away Monday, November 9, 2020, at Fisher Titus Medical Center.

He was born October 27, 1944 to the late Orvel and Effie Marie Ritchie in Centerton, OH. He served in the 101st Airborne Division while in Vietnam for the United States Army. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern for over 25 years. He volunteered for meals on wheels and Fisher Titus Medical Center. He loved Cleveland sports and Ohio State Buckeyes, and was passionate about donating to local charities.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ritchie; children, Lynn (Scott) McGuckin and Scott (Julie) Ritchie; grandchildren, Alyssa (Zeck) Heater, Scotty (Lucilene) McGuckin, Lindsey (Jake) Lavey, Hannah, Haley, Allaina, and Olivia Ritchie; great- grandchildren, Elianna, Gianna, Josephina, Layla, and two baby boys on the way. Also survived by sisters; Carol(Donald) Burdine and Barb Collins, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Roger Collins.

Friends may call Friday, November 13, 2020, from 4-6 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Norwalk Chapel, 156 S Norwalk Rd E, Norwalk, OH 44857. Burial following at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 2216.

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Larry Blankenship

Willard, OH, United States
November 14, 2020

Rest-in piece old friend. The three Musketeers are together again. Larry Cavello, George Erman and Bill. I will miss you my friend.

Kim gomez

Milan, OH, USA
November 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers to your family ... from everyone at cvs

Nannette Baker

Marion, AR, United States
November 12, 2020

My prayers are with this precious family. I am a friend of Hannah’s. I can plainly see that her Grandfather was a jewel!
Phil 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength

Mick O'Brien

Willard, OH, Huron
November 11, 2020

Very sorry to hear about Bill. I graduated with Bill. He is a good man and a good person. God bless him and his family.

Bev Ganni

Willard, OH
November 11, 2020

Lee and family,
I have no words. I am still in California but want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in His arms and help you heal.
Love you all!
Bev