Obituaries for 12/11

December 10, 2000

Obituaries for 12/11

Helen M. Ritchey

MONACA, Pa. - Helen M. Ritchey, 84, of Monacatootha Apartments, and formerly of Freedom, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at The Medical Center, Beaver, Pa.

Born Oct. 20, 1916, in Freedom, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Helen Robinson McCaw.

Her husband, Howard B. Ritchey Sr., died in May 1944.

She was a 1935 graduate of Freedom High School.

She was a homemaker and later worked at Isaly's Dairy Store, Conway, Pa., as a cook and baker.

She was a member of Monaca United Methodist Church and was a former member of Freedom United Methodist Church and King's Daughters Sunday School class.

She was a former member of Freedom Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary, Scottish Lodge of New Brighton, Pa., and Rebekah Lodge of Freedom.


She is survived by a son, Howard B. Ritchey Jr. of Greencastle, Pa.; a daughter, Helen Bryan of Chippewa, Pa.; six grandchildren, Cheryl DeMarco of New Brighton, Lynne Ranone of Industry, Pa., Ronald Bryan of Los Angeles, Todd Ritchey of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Susan Bailey of Hagerstown and Scott Ritchey of Greencastle; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert McCaw, Joseph McCaw and Samuel McCaw.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. The Rev. George S. Dran will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Freedom.

Visitation will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, Beaver County Chapter, 133 Friendship Circle, Beaver, PA 15099 or to Beaver County Cancer Association, 3582 Brodhead, Suite 104, Monaca, PA 15061 or to Monaca United Methodist Church, 813 Indiana Ave., Monaca, PA 15061.

Ruth L. Spidel

UPPER STRASBURG, Pa. - Ruth L. Spidel, 75, of 10772 Upper Strasburg Road, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at her home.

Born March 12, 1925, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Kessler and Henrietta Walck Cooper.

Her husband, Lincoln E. Spidel Sr., died Feb. 26, 1986.

She was a 1943 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Upper Strasburg.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol Dague of Pleasant Hall, Pa.; a son, Lincoln E. Spidel Jr. of St. Thomas, Pa.; three brothers, Glenn E. Cooper of Scotland, Pa., Guy H. Cooper of Newburg, Pa., and Robert D. Cooper of Chambersburg; four grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Cooper.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hall Cemetery. The Rev. Mark A. Werner will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Inc., 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Chambersburg.

Thomas P. Reardon

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Thomas Patrick Reardon, 67, of Millersville, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore.

Born Aug. 31, 1933, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Patrick Henry and Ethel Minke Reardon.

He was a native of Hagerstown.

He received a degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1961.

He worked for Newport News Shipbuilders. He was vice president of Perry Oceangraphics in West Palm Beach, Fla., and retired from Lockhead Martin in 1994.

He received an award from Martin Marietta Aero and Navel Systems in 1992 for outstanding leadership in the development of an active vibration isolation system.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church, Millersville.

He was a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He is survived by his wife, LeReve Thomas Reardon; two daughters, Theresa Todd Reardon and Anne Reardon Varlotta, both of Ellicott City, Md.; and a grandson.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Michael Jendrek will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21202.

Alice V. Marshall

SHARPSBURG - Alice Virginia Poole Marshall, 72, of 111 N. Church St., and formerly of Boonsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Western Maryland Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Dec. 19, 1926, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Lester and Daisy Virginia Gallagher Poole.

Her husband, Luther Arthur Marshall, died April 4, 1974.

She was employed at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Walt's Restaurant and Lounge in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Antietam Post 36 American Legion in Sharpsburg.

She was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Sharpsburg.

She was a member of Red Feather Council 59, Degree of Pocahontas, Improved Order of Red Men in Williamsport.

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