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Franklin W. Ridenour, 54

OCT. 10, 1956-AUG. 1, 2011

August 02, 2011
  • Franklin W. Ridenour
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Franklin William Ridenour, 54, of 13517 Elaines Way, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Chincoteague, Va.

Born Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1956, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Donald W. Ridenour and Joyce Brewer Ridenour of Maugansville, Md.

He was a 1974 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

He retired after 30 years of service from the City of Hagerstown Fire Department. He was a part-time driver for the Washington County Commuter for 17 years and worked part time for SAIC in Frederick, Md.

He was a lifetime member of Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. He was also a member of Salem Reformed Church.

He enjoyed vacationing in Chincoteague.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nancy L. Ridenour; daughter, Heather Ridenour and boyfriend, Evan Strausner, of Greencastle, Pa.; brother, Phil Ridenour and wife, Jeannie, of Maugansville; father and mother-in-law, Ron and June O'Donnell of Willow Hill, Pa.; brother-in-law, Ron O'Donnell Jr. and wife, Kim, of Eagle River, Alaska; several nieces and nephews; and faithful canine companion, OD.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. from Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21742, with the Rev. Stephen Wagoner officiating.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hagerstown Professional Firefighters Local 1605, P.O. Box 881, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or to Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 716, Maugansville, MD 21767.

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