James L. Ritchey

James L. Ritchey, 81, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Broad Top, son of the late Floyd and Mildred (Reed) Ritchey.

Surviving are a special friend, Pearleen Allison of Altoona; a nephew, Jeff Cogan of Martinsburg; four nieces: Carol Cogan of Everett and Jayme Clark, Cindy Morgan and Robin Knepp, all of Saxton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris; a brother, William; and two sisters: Helen Ritchey and Arlene Cogan.

James was employed as an equipment operator for New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. and later for PennDOT. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to auctions.

Friends will be received from 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Alfred Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be at Broad Top City I.O.O.F. Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at