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Thomas "Rege" Ratchford

September 17, 1939 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 78)

Thomas R. “Rege” Ratchford 78, Cresson died January 26, 2018 at his home. Born September 17, 1939 in Gallitzin the son of the late Regis and Rose (Salpino) Ratchford. Preceded in death by a son John, step-daughter Shelly Valentine, brother James and sister Rose Marie. Survived by his wife the former Marge Lieb, children, Terry Fox, Columbia, SC, Tommie – Denver, CO, Richard (Chanda) Jefferson Hills, Erin (Cody) Carpenter – Cresson, Billie Leitenberger – Gallitzin and Tom (Maricel) Leitenberger – Duncansville, grandchildren; Sarah, Scott, Renee, Tyler, Emily, Maya, Cameron, Spencer, Carl, Lauren, Casy, Taylor, and several great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Agnes (Dr. Edward) Maruca – Ashville, F. Donald (Donna) – Ebensburg, Atty Daniel (Dana) – Altoona, Kathleen (Bob) Strasser) – Gallitzin and sister-in-law, Shirley Ratchford – Hagerstown. Rege was owner of Ratchford Insurance Agency, Cresson and retired in 1997 Army Veteran. A 1957 graduate of Gallitzin High School. Member of Gallitzin American Legion, Gallitzin Moose and former member of Gallitzin VFW and Bedford Elks. Rege enjoyed being with his grandchildren, gambling, shopping, going on Sunday drives, hunting, and coached football in Newry. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin, PA 16641 wherea Funeral Service will be held at 7 pm  the Rev. Albert Ledoux officiating. Committal St. Patrick Cemetery. Military rites by Gallitzin American Legion and other local military organizations. 

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