Meadville Tribune

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September 26, 2013

Darwin F. Ridenauer

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darwin F. Ridenauer, 62, of Orlando, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was born on Jan. 15, 1951, in Meadville to Francis A. Ridenauer and Marcella J. (Seiple) Ridenauer, who have both preceded him in death.

Darwin worked as an electrician for Orange County, Florida Utilities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the National Riffle Association and served as committee chairman for Boy Scouts of America Troop 78 in Orlando. He enjoyed wood working, fishing and gardening and was of the Catholic faith.

Darwin was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Richard and Ronald Ridenauer; and his sister, Madeline Noor. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Ridenauer; son, Jerome P. Ridenauer; daughter, Erica Jo Rago; and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth A. Ridenauer.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 6 with Father Matthew Kujawinski of Saint Agatha Roman Catholic Church officiating. Military Honors will follow the funeral service, performed by VFW Post 2006 Color Guard.

Burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darwin’s Memory to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266 or pancan.org.

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence or to order flowers for the family on Darwin’s Book of Memories online at roofnercollinswarrenfh.com.

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