Jack  Ritchie
Services for John Alan (Jack) Ritchie, 85, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Aaron Foshee will officiate.
A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Ritchie passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at a Shawnee assisted living center.
He was born June 5, 1934, at Tulsa to Frank D. and Mary Catherine Ritchie. He graduated from Marquette High School in Tulsa and attended Tulsa University.
Jack entered Trappist Monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts, for five years.
He married Jane O'Malley on May 28, 1960. He and his family moved to Ada in 1973 from Tulsa.
He was a claims manager for St. Paul Insurance Co. for 30 years.
Jack was a longtime active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and had served in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Janie, of the home; a daughter, Catherine A. Myers and husband, Mark, of Oklahoma City; two sons, Kevin E. Ritchie of Oklahoma City and John A. Ritchie Jr. and wife, Stacey, of Georgetown, Texas; his grandchildren, Jacqueline Castner and husband, Kale, Mary Catherine Myers, Todd Ritchie, Tristan Ritchie and Tate Ritchie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Published on October 30, 2019


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Margaret Stephens
Nov 01, 2019
Janie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . I could always discuss insurance with Jack and how the industry was changing . He was a very intelligent man and fun to be around. Each time I visited St. Joseph with my son, Marshall, Jack always remembered me and he was never at a loss for words. I will cherish the memories I have of him. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kathleen Burke
Oct 31, 2019
Ritche Family,
I have good memories of Uncle Jack. He was always very kind to me. Take comfort in your memories of the good times as you grieve. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Love, Kathleen