Kent E. Ritchey

Kent E. Ritchey, 82, Duncansville, died Sunday at home.

He was born in Freedom Township, son of the late Clair and Malinda (Stenger) Ritchey.

Surviving are two daughters: Lucy Weiss (Lester) of Altoona and Laurie Stephens (Mitch) of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Aaron of Hollidaysburg; five grandchildren: Ashley and Robert Robinson, Joshua and Alyce Ritchey and Matthew Stephens; six great-grandchildren; a sister, June Stultz of Hollidaysburg; and his loving longtime companion, Mary Reffner of Dayton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce.

Kent attended Hollidaysburg High School and graduated from Williamson Trade School in Media. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from McLanahan Corp. as the head of the contract sales division on Aug. 19, 1995, after 30 years of service. He was a member of Simpson-Temple United Parish.

Kent enjoyed baseball, home renovations, time with family and golf.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor Jaime Olson. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades, 106 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063 (

Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.