RENSSELAER – Charles J.
Ritchie, 58, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his residence.
Charles was an avid reader, writer and enjoyed classic literature
and movies. He was passionate about cooking and experimenting with
food. Chuck enjoyed making calls and reaching out to friends. He
will always be in our thoughts when the phone rings and we are
saddened to know he will no longer be on the other end of the line.
his father, Ceylon B. Ritchie; brother Ceylon J. Ritchie;
children, Scott and Craig Ritchie; and nieces and nephews. Also
survived by his beloved cat Tallulah and he had many extended
families. VanRensselaer Heights Apartments, especially Patty who
watched over him. The Eddy Day Break on Herrick Street, especially
Mike who was exceptionally patient, compassionate and generous with
his time and resources. Senior Whole Health, who also kept watch
over him and advocated for him, and VanRensselaer Manor Nursing Home
who continued to care for him even after they discharged him. The
Manor gave him the opportunity to live out his last year in a
beautiful home, happily pursuing his many interests. His guardian
angels at the manor including Sue, Janice, Carol and Margaret were
always there to lend a hand, lend an ear and be a support. Charles
was predeceased by his mother Rosalie Ritchie.
will be held 11 AM Friday, August 14th at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday prior to
the service starting at 10 AM.