Robert L. Ritchie "Bob" passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was 70 years old. Bob was born in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia and was raised by Mary and Charles Baker. Bob attended Holy Name Elementary School, where he served as an altar boy, and Northeast Catholic High School. He was a proud United States Marine, serving in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. Bob married Roseann Diamond at Holy Name Catholic church in 1972. He enjoyed hunting, spending good times with his friends and family, and making people laugh.
Bob is the beloved husband of Roseann. Devoted father of Robert (Andrea Castro) and Shawn (Alison). Loving Pop to Ethan and Clara. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Thursday January 23, 2020 beginning at 9:30am in Holy Name of Jesus Church 701 Gaul Street Philadelphia, PA 19125. Funeral Mass 11am. Interment with Military Honors promptly at 1pm Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Society P.O. Box 29425 Philadelphia PA 19125
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