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Richard Taylor Ridgway
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1917
Death: Apr. 22, 2009

Richard T. Ridgway, 92, of Lancaster, formerly of Canal Winchester, died Wednesday April 22, 2009 at the Inn at Fairfield Village.

He was born April 12, 1917 in Highland County to the late Walter Lee and Ethel Mae (Smithson) Ridgway.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ridgway; and half brothers, Walter and John Ridgway.

Richard was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre during the war. He was a retired test lab supervisor for North American Rockwell in Columbus, a member of Lithopolis United Methodist Church, American Legion 677, Lithopolis, lodge member of F&AM 169, Lithopolis, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine Temple and Kiwanis, and was a former school board member for the Bloom Carroll Schools.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rebecca (Hoskins) Ridgway; sons, Joseph L. (Valerie) Ridgway of Long Grove, Ill., John E. (Victoria) Ridgway of Lake Zurich, Ill. and Jeffrey T. (Joanna) Ridgway of Pickerington; grandchildren, Emilie, Joseph II, Richard and Elizabeth Ridgway, Jenny and Jessie Ridgway, and Daniel, Lauren and Chase Ridgway; and nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Friends may visit Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Dwayner R. Spence Funeral home in Canal Winchester, where a Masonic service will follow at 8 p.m.

A funeral service and celebration of life will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lithopolis United Methodist Church in Lithopolis. Pastor Thomas Slack will officiate. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hightop Cemetery in Samantha.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lithopolis UMC Memorial Fund in Richard's memory.
Source: Obituary
The Times~Gazette
24 April 2009 
Family links: 
  Walter Lee Ridgway (1881 - 1953)
  Richard Taylor Ridgway (1917 - 2009)
  Walter Wood Ridgway (1922 - 1990)*
  John Henry Ridgway (1926 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Hightop Cemetery
Highland County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Apr 28, 2009
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Sir...In honor of your service to your country during WWII, the Pacific Theatre...We thank you...
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