W. Harold Ritchey
Newcomer Funeral Home - Northeast Chapel - Columbus
3047 East Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH
Ritchey W. Harold Ritchey, 72, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. He was born in Delaware, Ohio to Walter and Josephine Ritchey on December 9, 1943. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Walter Ritchey. Harold is survived by his sister, Janice Ritchey; brother, Robert (Elsie) Ritchey; cousins, Robert Ohrstedt, Charles (Suzanne) Ohrstedt and William Ohrstedt; and special son, Joe Ross. The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors and chaplain at Mount Carmel East Hospital as well as the paramedics in Whitehall. Harold retired from Hamilton Tank. After retiring, Harold went on to work as a driver for Ohio Auto Auction until his final retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post 490 in Whitehall, Ohio. Harold has loved cars since he was a small child and spent most of his life driving or working on them. A visitation will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 730 Collingwood Avenue, Whitehall, Ohio on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 4-5:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow from 5:30-6 p.m. To leave a message for the family, go to www.newcomercolumbus.com and click on the message button.

Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, 2016.
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It has been quite a few years since I have saw Harold or any family members.

I was a friend of Harold's in the first grade. We also had another friend Jack Saultz. The sweet memories of three buddies.

You will always be in my memories.
Phillip Pluta
August 22, 2016
Harold was a great guy!
always having fun visiting at the shop.
God's speed Harold.
Jeff Patton. Mechanic D-Jay's Auto
Jeff Patton
August 21, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Harold had a lot of good times with him.

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Jan Helber
August 20, 2016
Harold was a wonderful presence. I loved talking with him and will miss the stories. My condolences to his very caring family.
Jim Soldano
August 20, 2016
For all the things you have given us and shared with us, the memories that you have left behind will forever be in our hearts. God Bless
Nikki Romano
August 19, 2016
Rest in peace my friend prayers to the family . Gonna miss seeing you at the track buddy.
Mike Schweyer Racing #43
August 19, 2016
This world has lost and heaven has gained a dear man and a wonderful soul.
Darla Koon
August 17, 2016
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