Arvid H. Ritchie, “Joe,” 79, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and formerly of Kensington, Conn., passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Lucie Hospice House in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was the husband of the late Doris (Seipel) Ritchie.
Born in Bristol, Conn., he was the son of the late Donald Howard Ritchie and Mildred (Okenquist) Ritchie. He was a former Plainville and Kensington resident before moving to Florida. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was formerly employed as a durable medical equipment mechanic.
Surviving are two sons, Stephen Arvid Ritchie and his wife Barbara of Kensington and Robert Lewis Ritchie and his wife Rachel of St. Lucie, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Michelle Ritchie and Taylor Ritchie.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 S. Main St., New Britain. Burial will be in West Lane Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home. Please share a memory of Arvid with the family in the online guestbook at www.ericksonhansen.com .