Edward C. Ritchie passed away April 8 at his residence in Granville, NY. He was born July 10, 1936 in Louisville, KY. He was a graduate of Flaherty High School, Western Kentucky University and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Ed was a teacher in the Indiana School system for a while before moving to NY where he was in the building and repair business. Ed was predeceased by his wife, Catherine “Kit” (Byrnes), his parents, Sam & Emily Ritchie, a sister, Shirley Ann, brothers Joe and Paul. He is survived by his children, Dr. Michael (Christine Schrage) Ritchie of Great Falls, MT, Jeff (Sheila Marshall) Ritchie of Galway, NY, Colleen Fuller of Granville, NY and Erin Ritchie (Jim) Koines of Ballston Spa, NY, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, a son-in-law, Rob Fuller of Hartford, his siblings, Mary James (Garland) Masden, Linda (Warren) Kibler, Gary Ritchie of Ekron, Pat(Carolyn) Ritchie of Elizabethtown, and many nieces and nephews.