The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

May 19, 2013

Verne Ritko

ALTOONA — RITKO – Verne “Dolly,” 93, Altoona, formerly of Johnstown, died May 18, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. Born Jan. 14, 1920, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Veronica (Mickey) Havel. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph J. Ritko; son, Dennis Ritko; brothers, John, Stephen, George and Joseph Havel; and sisters, Anna Gaydos, Amilia Novak and Betty McKnight. Dolly was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her sons, Allen, married to former Eileen Hajzus, Ohio, and Mark, married to former Kelly Cameron, Altoona; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a member of former St. Columba Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Mother’s Club and worked in the school cafeteria. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Parish, Father Alan Thomas, officiating. Committal, Grandview Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at ozogfh.com.

 

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