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Obituaries » Charles Q. Ritchie Sr.

Charles Q. “Sparky” Ritchie Sr., 95, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Fauquier Hospital. 

He was born February 6, 1924, in Bealeton, to the late Homer and Christine Ritchie. 

Charles was a true Southern gentleman and founding member of the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Anne Ritchie; three children, Carolyn R. Butler and her husband Bob of Spotsylvania, Charles Q. “CQ” Ritchie Jr. of Warrenton and Catherine R. “Cathy” Albaugh and her husband Lance of Warrenton; four grandchildren, Matthew Chacey, Christopher Chacey and his wife Chelsea, Jaime C. Ritchie and his wife Kenny Jo, and Jonathan Ritchie and his wife Lily, and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by both of his siblings, Johnny Ritchie and Mariam Glaettli. 

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Bealeton. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. and/or the Warrenton SPCA.

Online condolences may be offered at

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