Charles Ricchi

Charles L. Ricchi

Sunday, April 12th, 1931 - Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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Charles L. Ricchi, 89, of Chambersburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer ’s disease. He was born April 12, 1931 in Oswego, NY, the son of Italian immigrant parents, Charles A. and Margaret (Santore) Ricchi. His beloved wife, Margaret “Jean” (Familo) Ricchi, whom he married on November 18, 1950 in St. Mary’s Church, Oswego, NY, preceded him in death on August 10, 2013.

Charles graduated from Oswego High School, Oswego, NY in 1949. He served in the US Naval Reserve for five years with one year six months on active duty serving on the USS Harlan Dickson. He worked for James River Corp., formerly American Can, in Oswego, NY, Sunnyside, WA and Chambersburg during his career of 36 years until his retirement in August of 1990. Upon retirement he and his wife spent numerous winters in Florida around his parents and extended family. He enjoyed going to flea markets, antiquing, and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca J. Newcomer (Ronald) of Fayetteville, PA, Lisa M. Armour (Sean) of Hedgesville, WV; one son, Mark C. Ricchi (Lois) of Chambersburg, PA; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his sister, Elizabeth Pronko-Toumey of VA. In addition to his parents and wife, Charles was preceded in death by his son, John L. Ricchi; and brother, Leonard James Ricchi.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, PA where Military Honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. The family would like to thank the staff at Providence Place Senior Living Community in Chambersburg and the staff at Shippensburg Health Care Center for taking wonderful care of Charles during his time there.
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Tammy Wentz

Posted at 10:59am
Becky - I believe I speak for the entire Connections Staff at Providence Place when I say you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You know Chuck was special to us and he fought a hard battle with an insidious disease. He was blessed to have such a loving family supporting him and we are proud that we got to care for him and to be care partners with you.

Mary M Osterman

Posted at 06:23am
Becky, Lisa and Mark, my deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dad. I pray God gives you peace and comfort in the days ahead. May his soul Rest In Peace and perpetual light shine upon him. Fondly, Mary Margaret (Papoutsis) Osterman

Rebecca Newcomer Posted at 09:23pm

Mary Margaret, We deeply appreciate your kind words of sympathy in the loss of our Dad and thank you so much for your prayers. We are comforted in knowing that Dad is finally at peace in his eternal home. Blessings, Becky

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