Timothy J. Ritchie
November 8, 1949 - February 10, 2022
Timothy J. Ritchie, age 72, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully from complications of pulmonary fibrosis on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born in Wilmington on November 8, 1949, he was a son of the late Arthur W. and Frances T. (Harrity) Ritchie. Tim attended Christ Our King Catholic Parochial School, P. S. DuPont High School in Wilmington and the University of Delaware in Newark. He made his career as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser and had recently retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A voracious reader from an early age, Tim could always be found with “his nose in a book.” He was an excellent cook and greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially kayaking and fishing.
Tim was a “friend of Bill” for many years and touched many lives with his empathy and compassion for others struggling against addiction. During the ongoing pandemic, he missed the personal interaction with his friends at meetings.
Tim loved his family very much and he will be greatly missed by them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Veronica Tusi and Sara Ritchie. Tim is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Petra Ritchie; son, T. Andrew Ritchie (Yvonne Kunz) of Olympia, Washington; daughter, Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing (Christopher) of Dayton, Ohio; three grandsons, Benedict, Griffin and Alexander; sisters, Mary Ellen Trzcinski, Kathleen Oliver and Paula Setting; and brothers, Arthur (Bill), Michael and Patrick.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:00 am on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. The family requests that face masks be worn by all in attendance, regardless of vaccination status. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tim’s memory to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030 or by clicking here or to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899 or by clicking here.