DANVILLE - George W. Ritchey, 69, of Port Matilda, died Sept. 14, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born Aug. 30, 1944, in Marion Township, he was a son of the late George Andrew and Ruth Isabelle (Packer) Ritchey.
On March 21, 1970, in State College, he married E. Norene Pennebaker, who survives at home.
George W. Ritchey
He was a member of the State College Assembly of God Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher and a former usher. George loved his Lord and his church.
George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. His pride and joy of life was his wiffy and his grandsons. He made it a priority to always attend all of his grandsons' sporting events and was proud of them no matter what they did.
George was a graduate of State College High School. He retired from the Centre Daily Times as a pressman in 2001 and enjoyed camping, woodworking and John Deere tractors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a son, Terrence Ritchey; daughter-in-law, Melanie Ritchey; one brother, Bruce (Nancy) Ritchey; three grandsons, Wesley, Eli and Caleb Ritchey; and niece, Kathy Fraley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dale Ritchey, and a sister, Blanche Ritchey.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at the State College Assembly of God Church, 2201 University Drive Extension, State College. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the church with the Rev Steve Silliman officiating.
Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown. Everyone please meet at 3 p.m. Friday, at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George's name can be made to the State College Assembly of God Church, 2201 University Drive Extension, State College, PA 16801.
A guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.