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Jacob George Ritchey



December 30, 2021

Jacob George Ritchey, 83, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Hopewell, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at his home.

He was born May 14, 1939, in Everett, a son of the late Warren S. and Margaretta E. (Kleitner) Ritchey.

He was married to Janet L (Zimmerman) Ritchey who preceded him in death Sept. 23, 2020.

He is survived by two daughters: Lisa E. North, Austin, Texas and Susan G. Dodson married to Vince, Hopewell; four grandchildren: Douglass Dodson, Lauren Dodson, Devin North and Dave North; a sister Betty Jane Martin married to Charles, Munith, MI and companion Mary Kay Gavin, Clearwater, Fla.

He was preceded in death by siblings Marian Iva (Mike) Covert.

“Jake” loved to drive and started his career driving big rigs for Morral Brothers, Everett. Much time was also spent hauling milk for Tri-County, Everett, running service calls for Carbaugh Petroleum, Hopewell, and plowing snow for the State Highway Department. Most of his years and driving expertise came from driving bus for Greyhound Bus Lines, Pittsburgh Terminal on long trips and excursions. He retired from his own business Jake’s Auto Transport.

In keeping with Jake’s wishes, no services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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