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Harold Joseph Ritzert

June 20, 1926 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 93)


Harold Joseph Ritzert, age 93, of Chicora, PA. passed away Friday May 1, 2020 in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning following a brief illness. He was born in Chicora, Pennsylvania to Irenaeus  J. and Vera C. Sweeney Ritzert , June 20, 1926 on his mother’s birthday.

He was well-known in the area for his knowledge of oil, gas, and water wells. He owned and operated many wells until he was 86 years old.

He was US Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Chicora.

Harold is survived by his children: Donna J. (Daniel) Stahlman: Mary J. (Gary) Tichansky: Alicia J. Beighley (Jeffery McAnallen): Erin J. Ritzert  (Michael Steighner):  Donald J. Ritzert, all of Chicora. Michael J. Ritzert of Butler; Bryan J. (Teresa) Ritzert of Lawrenceville, GA. and Edward J. Ritzert.  He was blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Alama Crosby, Ruth Crow, Vera Ann Clingensmith, his brothers: Kenneth and Donald Ritzert, and his grandson, Bryan Scott Ritzert.

A private blessing service was held and officiated by Father Matt McClain of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Chicora.

Interment was in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in North Oakland, Chicora, PA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:

 Mater Dolorosa R.C. Church, P O Box 246, Chicora, PA 16025

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