Claverack- William H. “Bill” Ritchie, 81, passed away on June 22nd, 2022 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Hudson NY on August 3rd, 1940, son of the late Wilbur and Jeanette (Pulver) Ritchie. He graduated from Ockawamick Central School in 1959. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Bill was a lifelong member of the Philmont Rod & Gun Club and American Legion Post 252. He owned and operated the Hilltop Hotel in Philmont. He later started his business Bill Ritchie and Daughters Poured Foundations in which he operated until his retirement. Bill’s passion in life was pouring concrete but most importantly his family and friends.
Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years Sherry (Brewer) Ritchie; his two daughters Wendy Ritchie LaMont and her husband Henry, daughter Brandi Ritchie as well as his cherished granddaughter Megan Taylor who will forever remember him as Poppy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to Everlasting Hope Animal Rescue 180 Prach Rd, Hillsdale NY 12529 or Mellenville-Philmont Food Pantry PO Box V, Mellenville, NY 12544.
At Bill’s request, there will be no calling hours. Please join his family for a Celebration of Life that will be held on Saturday August 13th at Kozel’s Restaurant beginning at 2:00 PM.