Bruce M. Ritchie, 57, of Herminie, PA. was tragically taken away to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Bland County, VA.. He was born November 16, 1962 in Tishomingo, OK. Son of the late B. M. and Naomi Drew Ritchie. Bruce was a graduate of Greenville High School. After graduation, he entered into the U.S. Navy and served for 26 years as an Electronics Technician retiring as Senior Chief. He served during the Panama invasion, Desert Storm, Iraq War and also the Afghanitan war. He then went on to work at Westinghouse as a Nuclear Training Specialist. Bruce attended New Stanton Assembly of God in New Stanton, PA. Bruce was a jack of all trades and was extremely generous with his time and skills with everyone. He was very family oriented and loved his children; passing on his many skills. He had a good sense of humor and liked to joke with his family and friends. He was very active and swam over a mile every day.He is preceded in death by both parents and is survived by his loving wife of 11 years – Dawn Goodpaster Ritchie of Herminie, PA, two adult children – Amanda Golden and husband Joe of SC and Brenn Ritchie of SC, four children – Damon, Lucas, Rylan and Jerrica Ritchie, four grandchildren – Phaedon and Michael Moultrie and Ondine and Hart Golden, two brothers – Don Brown of OH and Arless Richie of TX, one sister – Jennifer Lightener of OH and numerous beloved family and friends.Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all services will be private. Visitation will take place at Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, Pa. A private service will be held at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Ingelido officiating. Internment will be private. Ronald A Rich Sr. Supervisor. Ronald A Rich Jr. FD.
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