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Harry "Joey" William Ritchie, Jr.
February 13, 1943 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Harry “Joey” William Ritchie, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the age of 80. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Shirley Glass Ritchie; his children, David Mark Ritchie (Brooke) and Laura Ritchie Gandolfo (Tom); his adoring grandchildren: Tyler Ritchie (Shelbi), Zachery Ritchie, Peyton Ritchie, Bailey Ritchie, Mackenzie Gandolfo, and Madison Gandolfo; and his sister Sharon Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry W. Ritchie, Sr. and Margerette Moore Ritchie, and his sisters: Kathleen Kauppala, Margaret “Margie” Kiraly, Marylou Gros, and Dottie Lasserre. Joey will also be dearly missed by numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and his faithful dog, Cody.
Harry served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired from Entergy where he worked for 40 years. He served the Lord faithfully over the years as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher and was currently a member at Christ Baptist Church in Harvey. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. Most of all, he loved his family and his dog, Cody, and cherished his time spent with his grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with the service starting at 11:00 am followed by burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Joey’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. To offer condolences, please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.