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Norman Long Ritchie Obituary
Norman L. Ritchie, 92, WWII Veteran Norman Long Ritchie, 92, of Milmont Park, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Taylor Hospital Hospice. Born in Collingdale, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Margaret Ritchie he lived most of his life in Philadelphia and Milmont Park, Pennsylvania. Survivors: His wife of 64 years, Adelaide, son Norman (Judy) and daughters, Addie (Phil) Corvo, Margaret (Phil) Neiswender and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Norman was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. Norman served in the 3rd Armored Division under Gen Patton as a Tank Commander as part of Spearhead during WWII. His service was in the European and North African Theaters of Operation, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and received campaign and battle ribbons with numerous bronze star devices. He worked for 25 years as Lead Pressman for Curtis Publishing Company. His favorite job however was driving a school bus for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Perhaps it reminded him of his Tank Commander days! Service: Will be 2 p.m., Thursday and the family will receive friends beginning at 12noon, at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA. Memorial donations: May be made in Norman's name to . Online condolences: www.Arlingtoncemetery.us
Published in The Daily Times on Mar. 4, 2014
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