May 27, 1942-Sept. 14, 2013
Paul Elwin Ritchey of Hillsdale, MI passed away to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after his long battle with cancer, with his family by his side. He was born in Alma, MI son of Elwin and Rita Ritchey. Because of his love for classic and modern cars he opened an auto body shop in Deerfield Beach, FL where he resided for 33 years. Diagnosed with cancer 15 years ago he moved to Hillsdale to be closer to his children. Paul was able to complete his hot rod and win a trophy with the help of family and friends which was his last request. Paul is survived by Tami (Jim) Bailey, Tim Ritchey, Todd (Deb) Ritchey, sister, Marty Csizmar and long time friend Mary Sanchez Brand. He was also known as Papa HoHo to 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A Memorial Luncheon will be held at the Alma Elks Lodge, Friday, September 27, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free you are truly free.
Published in The Morning Sun on Sept. 22, 2013