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William Robert "Bill" Ritchie

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William Robert "Bill" Ritchie Obituary
William Robert "Bill" Ritchie

AGE: 90 • Wilmington

William R. "Bill" Ritchie, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Bill was a graduate of Newark High School, class of 1944. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began a 39-year career at the Bank of Delaware. An avid sports fan, Bill enjoyed coaching Babe Ruth baseball, fishing, playing golf,cheering for the Eagles, Phillies & UD football. He was also an active member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris Simon Ritchie; his son, Bruce Ritchie (Kimberly); his daughter, Clarice Ritchie; sisters, Shirley Smith (Allen) and Aileen Krewatch (Bob); grandchildren, Marc (Shannon), Lauren & Katie; and great-grandchildren, Carly and Georgie.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 1-2 PM at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1700 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804. A memorial service in celebration of Bill's life will follow at 2 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS for People, P.O. Box 9955, Newark, DE 19714,, or St. Mark's UMC, 1700 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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