WOOTCHIE, Richard, 70, Sycamore St., Adena, OH, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Valley Hospice Care Center in Steubenville, OH.

He was born July 20, 1942, in Martins Ferry, OH, son of the late Stanley Sr. and Katherine M. Lippian Wootchie.

He was a Catholic by faith, retired coal miner, member of the Adena American Legion, and U.M.W. Rich enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and gardening.

In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley Jr., John, and Robert “Dokie” Wootchie.

Surviving are two sisters, Katherine Lewis, of Ashtabula, OH; Judith Ann (Daniel) Evans of Powell, OH; niece, Lori and Kenyon Boncela, Cleveland, OH; and two great- nephews.

Friends will be received to pay tribute to Rich and celebrate his life Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena where services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday with Msgr. John Kolesar officiating.

Burial in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Valley Hospice Care Center, Steubenville, OH.


WOOTCHIE, Richard, 71, of Adena, died Monday, June 17, 2013.

Visitation Wednesday 6-9 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena. Services there 1 p.m. Thursday.