Barry W. Ritchie, 70, from Jefferson Estates, Fayette City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was the son of the late Woodrow and Stella Celapino Ritchie. He worked at Wheeling/Pgh Steel Mill in Monessen and Allenport, Genesis I and Genesis II Plastic Co. of Speers, Sony Electronics of Mt. Pleasant and retired from Universal Electrics of Canonsburg. He worked at Parzynski Funeral Home for many years after his retirement and enjoyed coaching for the Youth Soccer Team in Belle Vernon for many years. He was a member of Community of Christ, Fayette City, where he was an ordained minister. His greatest pleasure was marrying his niece Michelle to her husband Chuck.
He was married to his high school sweetheart and soulmate Rebecca (Becky Evans) Ritchie for 52 years. He leaves behind his three sons: Barry (Jennifer) Ritchie Jr. of Frostburg, MD, Brian Ritchie of Robinson Twp., PA, and Chris (Jennifer) Ritchie of Jefferson Estates, Fayette City, PA; his seven grandchildren, the joy of his life, Trevor, Jacob, Emilee, Alyssa, Tyler, Noah and Luca Bella Ritchie; his sister, Linda (Regis) Podraza of Yukon, brother Ron (Beverly) Ritchie of Belle Vernon, two brothers in law Clyde Evans of New Hope, PA, Tim (Cathy) Evans of Morrisville, PA, mother in law Caroline Evans and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister Sharon Ritchie, two sisters in law Nancy H. Ferraton and Maryann Evans and father-in-law Clyde Evans. He will be sadly missed by many friends and family.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 11 AM with the Elder Tom Hamer of Community of Christ officiating.
Interment will take place in Mon Valley Memorial Park. The Family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Barry W. Ritchie to the Alzheimer’s Association.