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SCHENEVUS - Harold E. Ritchey, 80, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1937, in Bainbridge, the son of the late Joseph and Louise (Bostwick) Ritchey.
Harold worked for several lumber companies for more than 20 years. His last employment was with Scoville-Meno Honda in Oneonta.
Harold served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.
He is survived by his companion, Jane Shipman of Schenevus; his children, Rickey (Debbie) Ritchey of Otego, Nickey (Shelley) Ritchey of Otego, Vickey Gregory of Afton and Mickey (Kathy) Ritchey of Otego; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Ritchey of Unadilla; several nieces and nephews; his stepchildren, Debora Holling of Utica, Linda Spencer of Schenectady and Janet Spencer of New Jersey; and four step-grandchildren, namely Bryson, who lived with him.
Harold was predeceased by his sisters, Bernice Scott and Marion Fling; brothers, Joseph Lyle Ritchey and Lloyd Ritchey; and a special friend, Ruth Holling.
A funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 17, at the Schenevus Methodist Church, Main Street, Schenevus, with the Rev. Kathy Brumbaugh officiating. A calling hour will be held from 11 a.m. until service time.
Burial will follow in the Schenevus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Schenevus-Maryland Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 80, Schenevus, NY 12155.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
The Heller & Skinner Funeral Home in Worcester is assisting the family.
Published on November 13, 2017
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