Ann C. Ritchey, 97, formerly of Barney Street, Wilkes-Barre, and a resident of Hampton House, Hanover Township, for the past several years, passed away Saturday morning, April 27, 2013.
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Ann was born in Connellsville on Nov. 10, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Amelia Swankler.
Ann had practical nurse training and was employed as a seamstress by the local garment industry for many years.
Ann was preceded in death by sisters, Matilda Torbik, Virginia Niemenski and Freda McDermott; her beloved best friend and lifelong companion, Henry Kurello, on April 23, 2013.
Surviving are a daughter, Penny A. Davis; grandchildren, Robert, Drew and Jeffery Davis; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter, Areyanna; and also numerous nieces and nephews of the Torbik and the Niemenski families.
Funeral services for Ann will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church, Barney and Division streets, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. Robert Bellarmine Parish building fund.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2013