James Jay Ritchey, 76, Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born in Cambria County and married Nancy Koch, who preceded him in death in 1965.
Surviving are his present wife, Peggi (Mento) Stellabotte; a son, Barry A. and wife, Christine, of Altoona; three stepdaughters: Dawn Brown and husband, Matthew, Lisa Reilly and husband, Steve, and Marlo Reilly and husband, Baron; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Jim was a U.S. Army veteran serving during peacetime. He retired from the Florida Department of Transportation and then from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 9, Hollidaysburg.
A private funeral service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In memory of Jim, contributions may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.