Blake Conlan Ritchie, 20, of Herald passed away on Aug. 29, 2020 on the California Delta. He was born on July 15, 2000 in Lodi.
Blake was the son of Kevin and Mandy Ritchie and father to 10-month-old Carter James Ritchie. He was a graduate of Liberty Ranch High School, where he was a standout multi-sport athlete. Blake was known as a beast on both the football field and the wrestling mat. He was an avid fisherman from the time he was a young boy.
Blake is survived by his parents Kevin and Mandy Ritchie; infant son Carter Ritchie; brother Brandon (Shelby) Ritchie; sister Ashleigh Thornburg; brothers Cody Thornburg and Thomas Thornburg; and his long-time love, Kayla Graham, as well as many grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Camellia Memorial Lawn, located at 10221 Jackson Road in Sacramento. Pallbearers will be Brandon Ritchie, Thomas Thornburg, Cody Thornburg, Gabe Nino, Mason Peterson, Colton Westlund and Blake Leonard. Carter James Ritchie and Robert Rutledge III are honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Blake Ritchie Memorial Fund for his son Carter. An account has been set up at F&M Bank in Lodi, and donations can be sent directly to any branch. Donations can also be made on Venmo to @Carter-Ritchie, or alternatively, a GoFundMe is set up that links directly to the account at F&M bank: https://www.gofundme.com/f/blake-ritchie-memorial-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1.