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Harley H Ridgway III

February 14, 1940 ~ May 28, 2020 (age 80)

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Kendallville - Harley H. Ridgway, III, 80, of Kendallville, passed away at his home on Thursday May 28, 2020.  He was born on Feb 14, 1940 in Evanston, IL, to Harley and Helen (Dailey) Ridgway.  On December 16, 1962, in Lincoln, Nebraska, he married Marjorie Redding.  Harley was a veteran of the Air Force, receiving his honorable discharge in 1965.  He played drums professionally, and later pursued a career as a professional photographer.  Harley was especially fond of his black labs. 

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Ridgway of Kendallville, daughter, Sandy (Jack) Petrie of Kendallville, grandson, Ryan Petrie of Chicago, and granddaughters, Jakki (Nick) Myers of New Braunfels, TX, and Sheryl (Ben) Hawkins of Napannee.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joe Ridgway. 

Private services with military honors will be held.  Burial at Sweet Cemetery near Albion.  Contributions in Harley's memory may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

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