Ritchard Broderick

HERRIN, IL—Ritchard Tracy Broderick, of Herrin, IL, passed away June 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife and children at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Ritch retired after 37 years from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Joliet, IL.
He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City and he attended Morris High School. Ritch married Catherine Klegman on Oct. 27, 1960. He formed the first Braceville Little League and constructed the first Little League field in 1970. He continued to coach for 22 years. He loved coaching and fishing. Later in life, he enjoyed going to the Hollywood Casino in Joliet. Ritch lived at 801 E. Benson St., Herrin, IL 62948 the last two months of his life. He and his wife lived in the village of Braceville for 50 years and loved the village.
Ritch donated his body to Science Care, in the hopes of finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Broderick, of Herrin; his sisters, Beverly Winterbottom and Betty Carver; his three children: Christine Bell, Martin Broderick and Jessica Woodworth; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.             He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Muriel Broderick and his brothers: James, John, Jack, William, and Robert.