2011-09-22 / Obituaries


Harold J. Ridgeway, Sr., 91, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at his home with his granddaughter Ashley LaSalvia by his side.

He was born March 31, 1920 in Kent, the son of Schuyler and Anna (Baker) Ridgeway. Mr. Ridgeway grew up in Kent and Carmel and worked at Golf Contours in Lincolndale. His children were also raised in the Carmel area.

In 1964 Harold married Elvira Morelli. With this he became father to her daughters, Angela, Andrea, Theresa and Debra, by whom he is survived. He will be missed dearly by his son, Harold Ridgeway (Penny) and their children, Monica Ridgeway and Harold Ridgeway III; and his daughter, Marie (Randy) Fancher, and their sons, Nathan Fancher and Logan Fancher, all of Worcester. Memories of Pops will always be treasured by his grandchildren Jamie, Benjamin, Katrina, Justin, Jessica, Melody, Brandon, and Ashley. He is also survived by his sister, Rita Corey of Moodus, Conn., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

Harold was dedicated to his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to garden, pick berries, and also play cards. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with the animals on the family farm.

Calling hours were Friday, September 16th at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester, and the funeral service was Saturday, September 17th at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Keith VanDewerker, retired, officiating.

Donations in Harold’s memory may be sent to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Condolences to the family may be made at skinnerfuneralchapel.com.

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