Jack Merle Ritchie

Jack Merle Ritchie, 78, of Marietta, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sunday, May 31, 1936, in Fly, Ohio, to the late Hershel and Lucille Conley Ritchie.

Jack worked at Elkem Metals for 30 years and served proudly in the U.S. Army.

Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Hubacker Ritchie, whom he married in Sistersville, W.Va., on Aug. 24, 1958; two sons, Jason Ritchie (Tabitha Bookman) and Brian Ritchie; and a brother, Leonard Ritchie (Sharon). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert; and a sister, Louise.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Reno Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 346, Reno, Ohio 45773.

Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com