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Romal E. "Gene" Richie, Jr

Oct. 18, 1931 - Jan. 17, 2020

Romal E. “Gene” Richie, Jr., 88, Duncansville, passed away Friday at the Winds at Mattern Orchard. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Romal and Lena (Merlonghi) Richie, Sr. He married Rita C. Weber and she preceeded him in death on Dec. 3, 2008.

Surviving are 3 daughters: Rita (Richard) Edley, LaDonna (Scott) Daisley, and Elisa (Michael) Cekovic; 7 grandchildren: Ryan, Alex, Brandon, Joshua, Meghan, Brianna, and Ethan; 4 great-grandchildren: Sophia, Aleya, Jackson, and Greyson; and 2 sisters: Jeanne Cansler and Dolores (Frank) Williams.

He was preceeded in death by a son, Eugene Richie; and a brother, Ronaldo Richie.

Romal served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict as a Private First Class. He later retired from the VA Hospital as an X-Ray technician.

Romal had a love of art and thoroughly enjoyed music, reading, sports, like football and Altoona Curve baseball, and collecting antiques.

At the request of the deceased, a celebration of life service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Romal.