Kevin Ritchey, Jr. better known as “Buddy” was born in San Diego, CA to Rosalin Sutton and Kevin Ritchey.
Buddy attended Wilson Middle School and Mission Bay High School where he was on the football team. Soon after completing his education in San Diego City Schools. He went to work for Urban Corps. He also worked in food service at McDonald’s and worked his way up from Crew Member to Manager, of which he was very proud.
Buddy loved to BBQ and cook and feed everybody in the neighborhood. He would participate in “cook-offs” and come out victorious as the champ! You could often find him in the kitchen cooking up a new tasty concoction. He was passionate about football and an avid Oakland Raiders fan. He would help anyone in need. He had a smile that would light up a room.
Buddy lived a good life and knew how to have a good time. He had a lot of friends and was loved by all who knew him.
Buddy leaves to celebrate his life parents Kevin Ritchey and Rosalin Sutton; grandmother Dorothy Evans; siblings brother Jack “Jay” Blomquist; sister Christina Ritchey; sister Nicole Ritchey; twin sister Keyiona Ritchey; brother Marvin Ritchey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends to mourn his passing, yet celebrate his life. Buddy, you will truly be missed!
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