Barbara A. Ritchie, 76, of 5634 Pigtail Road, Friendship, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born on July 29, 1943, in Dover, New Jersey, she was a daughter of Clifford and Gaynor Hughes Tillman. On April 21, 1963, in Denville, New Jersey she married Noel Ritchie who survives.
Barbara was a graduate of Dover High School and later received her Associates Degree in Business also while in Dover, New Jersey.
She worked for a short period of time for Warner-Lambert in Morris Planes, New Jersey before relocating to Friendship with her husband and family. She then went to work for Jones Memorial Hospital as a Unit Secretary and retired after 33 years of employment.
She enjoyed attending car shows with her husband, was an avid book reader, enjoyed baking and was a wonderful cook.
In addition to her husband she leaves behind a son, Scott Ritchie of Friendship; a daughter, Tamara (Tim) Ritchie of Little Genesee; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister Gaynor DiLallo.
Visitation (With COVID-19 Restrictions and Limitations) will be on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba from 4-6 P.M. at which time a Memorial Service will be held. The Rev. Bob Schooley will officiate.
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