EAST HERKIMER - On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Ralph Vincent Richie, Jr. of East Herkimer,
Born Raphael, Jr. on August 29, 1945 in Little Falls, NY, he was the eldest of the four children of Dorothy (nee Kinney) and Raphael Richie, Sr. The family moved to Herkimer during his childhood.
After graduating from
Upon discharge from the Navy at the rank of Electrician’s Mate 2 in 1969, Ralph returned to the
Ralph worked at Union Tools in
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Michael. He is survived by Evelyn, his loving wife, with whom he would have celebrated his 46th anniversary on Sunday; son, Christopher T. Richie and daughter-in-law Chela Cooper, of Baltimore, Maryland; and son Keith Richie, of Rochester, New York; sister, JoAnne and brother-in-law, Richard Bouck, of Florida; sister, Cheri-Lynn Richie, of Nevada; sister-in-law, Carol Richie (widow of Michael), of Washington State; Godsons, James Richie, Zachary Bouck and Richie Bouck; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Ralph also leaves behind his In-Laws, (Sue’s brothers and sisters), Walter Reel and his partner, Mary, Robert Reel, Norma Riesel, Linda Black, Gloria Gleed, Howard Reel and his wife, Alice, Edward Reel and his wife, Candace, James Reel and Richard Reel and his wife, Joanne.
The Richie Family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to The Enea Family Funeral Home, of
Family and friends may pay their respects at a visitation during the hours of 5 until 8 PM on Monday, July 15, 2019, at the funeral home which is located at
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Mark Cunningham, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church,
Donations in his honor may be considered to either St. Francis de
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.eneafamily.com on the Internet where a memorial page has been created by Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin