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Kelley A. Hritz | 40

August 23, 1983 - October 3, 2023

Kelley A. Hritz, 40, of 138 Bennett Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly with her husband by her side Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Allegheny General Hospital.

She was born August 23, 1983, in Tacoma, WA, daughter of Mark and Susan Bussell Oster of New Paris, PA.  Kelley was a graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School, Class of 2000 as well as a graduate of the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2003, where she met her loving husband and best friend, Jeffrey Hritz.  Kelley and Jeff were united in marriage on August 1, 2006, in Decker’s Chapel.

In addition to her husband and parents, Kelley is survived by her son, Damien Hritz, at home; two brothers: Justin Musselman (Desirae) and Jonathan Musselman; mother-in-law, Hope Weichman of St. Marys; father-in-law, Jeffrey Hritz (Hope) of Uncasville, CT; three brothers-in-law: Jonathan Hritz (Tisha) of St. Marys, Luke and Levi Hritz, both of Uncasville, CT; two sisters-in-law: Emily and Brooke Hritz of Uncasville, CT; and three nieces and nephews: Bailey and Tanner Nussbaum, and Avery Hritz, who was her best buddy.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Merrill E. and Kathleen M. Guyette as well as her paternal grandparents, Ivan Myrl and Carol A. Musselman, Sr.

Kelley had many interests.  She enjoyed her time traveling, especially to museums, as she was passionate about the arts. She’d rather go for a hike in the woods to see a beautiful waterfall than go sit on a beach. She loved flowers, gardening, and wildlife. As a photographer, she captured so many treasured memories for other people. She loved music and going to concerts.  Above everything else, her husband and son were her life. A night at home watching one of their favorite shows, going for drives looking for deer, or going to the movies were all they needed to be happy, so long as they were together. She will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 10:30 AM, with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, Parochial Vicar, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, October 8, 2023, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made in her name to The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Great Rivers Affiliate, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or ECCOTA, 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853.




October 8, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

October 9, 2023
10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I wish you comfort during this difficult time and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family.

  2. Jeff,
    You have our deepest sympathy. She was a very special lady that will be missed terribly. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Kelley 🙏🏻❤️

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss prayers are being sent up for you and to have strength

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  5. It was a pleasure working alongside Kelley and learning many things. I know I didn’t know her for long but the time I got to spend with her was a treasure I won’t forget. She will always have a special place in my heart.

  6. My deepest condolences to the whole family.
    Sending prayers and hugs of comfort. May you cherish your memories.❤️

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Jeff and family
    You have our most heartfelt condolences, this is so sad and we are so sorry for your loss

  9. I am holding you close in my thoughts and prayers. Sharing in your sorrow as you remember Kelley.

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