Verne ‘Dolly’ Ritko

Jan. 14, 1920 May 18, 2013

Verne “Dolly” Ritko, 93, Altoona, formerly of Johnstown, died Saturday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of John and Veronica (Mickey) Havel. Surviving are two sons: Allen in Ohio and Mark of Altoona; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Ritko; a son, Dennis; and seven siblings: John, Stephen, George and Joseph Havel, Anna Gaydos, Amilia Novak and Betty McKnight. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, May 21, 2013, at Resurrection Parish. Arrangements are by Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Johnstown.