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Dennis J. Ritchey


Dennis J. “Jake” Ritchey, 75, of Claysburg, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the UPMC – Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Roaring Spring, son of the late William and Jennie (Weyandt) Ritchey. He married Linda McNally on July 2, 1977, in Roaring Spring.

He is survived by his loving wife, sons Matthew and Andrew (fiancé Abby Isenberg), granddaughter Mya Ritchey, a sister Margaret Hightower of Grasslake MI and a brother Kenneth (Jacqueline) of Ebensburg.

He was preceded in death by infant granddaughter Grace Lynn, sisters Mabel Cox, Kathryn Hite, Genevieve Mountain, Lois, Betty, Darlene and Ginger, brothers William, Elwood, Luther, Floyd, Sherman, and Harold.

Jake retired as a roofer from Champion Home Builders, after more than 20 years of service. He attended Faith Assembly of God Church in Roaring Spring. He was an avid deer hunter in local areas and in Potter County with family and friends. He was a car enthusiast and visited local car shows. He enjoyed watching his son Andy compete in local dirt drag races. Jake took great pride in working in his yard with his lawn tractor and lending a helping hand to many friends and neighbors. He was one of a kind, well loved, and will be greatly missed.

A funeral was held Friday April 19, 2024, at the Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg, (www.lesliemillerfuneralhome.com). Pastor Evan Kephart officiated. Interment was at Claysburg Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Roaring Spring Assembly of God Church Missions Fund or the Claysburg Church of God Missons Fund.


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