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Hersial Samuel Ritchey

July 19, 1921 ~ July 17, 2017 (age 95)
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Hersial Samuel Ritchey, 95 of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Level Green, departed this earth, peacefully, at the home of his daughter on July 17, 2017.  Hersial was born in Llanfair PA on July 19, 1921 to the late Robert and Laura (Harvey) Ritchey.  Hersial began working for his father as a painter in 1933. He joined the Navy in 1942 and proudly served in the Armed Guard as a Signalman. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1945 he made 16 crossing of the North Atlantic to dozens of ports in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa. Hersial studied at the Art Institute and pursued the fine art of drawing and painting throughout his life. Westinghouse Air Brake benefited from his employ for 30 years, retiring in 1979.  Hersial was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 54 years Josephine (Fanty) on July 20,1997; his brothers Blair, Wilbur, Wayne and sisters Virginia (Killian) and Elnora (Charles).  Hersial is survived by a brother; Arnold (Dee) of Coolidge AZ; daughter; Beverly (Kevin) Garcia, sons; Dennis, Thomas, (Donna) and Hersial Jr (Janice); nine grandchildren, five great- grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received on Monday from 6-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111.  Funeral services and entombment with military honors will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the U.S.N. Armed Guard World War II Veterans Association, armed-guard.com.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com


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Visitation
Monday
July 24, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc.
702 7th Street
Trafford, PA 15085

Private Services


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