Gary L. Ritchie, 59, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at his home in Warsaw, Ohio.
He was born on April 10, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio to Carl F. Ritchie, Jr. and Elaine L (nee Farr) Ritchie (Osborne).
He graduated from Fairview High School in Fairview Park, Ohio in 1969. He became a certified pipe fitter at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., later LTV, where he worked 19 years before moving to Warsaw, Ohio. In 1989, Gary started his own electrical and plumbing business, presently known as Ritchie Construction Ltd., where he continued to work to the present.
Gary was an avid collector of motorcycle memorabilia and enjoyed restoring antique Harley Davidsons. He also enjoyed spending time with is family, reading and being outdoors. His quick wit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Elaine L. Osborne, older brother Carl F. Ritchie III and younger brother William C. Osborne and sister Elaine S. Osborne all of Warsaw; his sons Gary L. (Ann) of Pittsburgh, Bryon J. (Jody) and Daniel L. Ritchie both of Wooster and his grandchildren Tyler and Elyse Ritchie and Lillian Ritchie.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and a grandchild.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Friends may call on Thursday October 7th from 7:00 ? 9:00 PM at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The American Diabetes Association, 1818 W. Market St., Suite 108, Akron, OH 44313.
The American Diabetes Association, 1818 W. Market St., Suite 108, Akron, OH 44313.
Private Family Service at a Later Date
Thursday October 7, 2010 from 7-9 pm at the funeral home