Ralph “Jerry” Ritchie

ALLIANCE — Ralph “Jerry” Ritchie, 91, of Alliance passed away Saturday at Aultman Alliance Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1928 in Germano, Ohio, a son of the late Raymond and Hazel (Sullivan) Ritchie.

He served in the United States Navy and worked for Mount Union Mill before working for Alliance Machine where he retired. He was a long time member of North Benton Presbyterian Church until attending Quaker Hill Church. He served as a Smith Township Trustee for 12 years.

He is survived by his children, Robert (Carole) Ritchie of Alliance, Ron (Brenda) Ritchie of Beloit, Linda (Joe) Schnorr of Knoxville, Tenn., and Diana Ritchie of Alliance; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Ritchie and a daughter Brenda Ritchie.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Lynn Moore officiating. Friends and family will be received two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring with full military honors by Salem AMVETS.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Jerry’s honor to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

You may view the obituary and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.