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Donald Paul “Goudy” Ridinger Sr., 61 of Ford City, lost his battle to cancer, Monday, July 15, 2019 at home. He was born December 7, 1957 in Kittannng to the late William and Wanda (Grafton) Ridinger. He was a lifelong resident of Armstrong County, and was a laborer with the Freeport Brick Yard and Creekside Mushroom Mine. Don served in the Pennsylvania National Guard for 21 years. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Kittanning. Don enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Donald is survived by his sister Wannetta Wilding of Ford City; sister LouAnn (Malcolm) Heilman of Kittanning; brother John (Karen) Ridinger of Kittanning; brother Cliff (Pam) Ridinger of Kittanning; sister Carol (Larry) Smith of Ford City; brother James (Cheryl) Ridinger of Kittanning; sister in law Molly Ridinger of Ford City, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his companion of 41 years Nancy Crissman; son Donald Paul Ridinger Jr.; daughter Angela Marie Ridinger; parents William and Wanda Ridinger; brothers William, Ronald , and Larry Ridinger; two nieces Wendy Ridinger and Allison Logan.
A memorial gathering will be held at 10:00 am Monday, July 22, 2019 at Union Baptist Church at 475 Church Road Extension, Kittanning, PA 16201, a memorial service will be held immediately following at 11:00 am with Pastor Jonathan Hill officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to the funeral home.