of New Carlisle, OH passed away in his home Dec. 16th 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents James & Bridie Ridge and his brother Joe Ridge of Pittsburgh, PA.

He has two additional siblings still in Pittsburgh, Theresa Friday (Bob) and Annemarie Palmieri. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Shaffer) Ridge, married 59 years.

Also his four children Leah Ridge (Alan Buffenstein), Joel Ridge, Ralph (Norma Rider) Ridge and Tom Ridge. James earned his BS in accounting from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA and a MBA from Wright State University. He spent 32 years working as a cost accountant at Wright Patterson Air Force base. He also enjoyed traveling to visit his children and 4 grandchildren in locations such as Honolulu, HI, Washington state and Columbus, OH.

James was a loving father/grandfather that was dearly loved and he will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to your favorite charity in James’ name would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be arranged at a future date.

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