Marvin Leroy Ridley, 64, of Newville, passed away on Tuesday, February
8, 2011, at his home. He was born on Monday, May 20, 1946, in Glen Rock, a son of the late William and Myrtle (Matthews)
Marvin graduated from Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, the International
Union of Operating Engineers trade school and served in the U. S. Army. Marvin was a heavy equipment operator until
1982 with the International Union of Operating Engineers-Local 542. He retired in 1995 from Mechanicsburg Naval Supply
Depot after 12 years of service. Marvin then owned and operated a landscaping business from 1995 through 2003. He then
worked for the American Mint until 2004.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Patricia
Ridley, daughter, Nicole Autry, a step-son, Don White, a step-daughter, Sara White, seven brothers; William, Lawrence, Curvin,
Mervin, Charles and Connie Ridley and Michael Howard, three sisters; Viola Wilson, Doris Lenig and Helen Way, ten grandchildren
and one great-granddaughter. Marvin was preceded in death by brothers; Danny Ridley and Russell Stiffler and sisters; Mary
Whipperman and Loretta Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February
13, 2011, at the Lewisberry United Methodist Church, 309 Market St., Lewisberry. Pastor Janie Harrison will officiate.
A gathering for fellowship will be held immediately following the service at the church. Burial will be held at the
convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg,
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My deepest sympathy to Patty and Nicole and all of Marvin's
I am so sorry for your loss. Marvin was such a
nice person, and I am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him. You are all in my thoughts.
My very deepest and heart felt condolences to Patty,
Nikki and his entire family. I have also lost the big brother I never had and my best buddy and life long friend I have
always had and cherished. God bless you Marve. You are so missed.
Dick (Rich) Moore
My thoughts and prayers are with Patty and Marvins family.
He was a great neighbor and the best's friend anyone could ask for, he was very kind n heart warming to every one no matter
if he knew you or not. I met Marvin in 2006 when he moved to Hays Grove Rd and my family became very close with him
and Patty. We are so blessed to have the memories we have of such a great man. I will greatly miss taking care
of him and having a great person to talk to. We will miss you dearly Marvin.
Love, Vicky, Kenny, Dan, Kendra
and Madi Smith
Dear Patty, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and
your family are in our thoughts and prayers. My mom passed away last week, and we just had the service yesterday, so
I'm still a little numb from that. I'm sorry that I can't be there tomorrow because we're going away, but I'd be glad
to bake a cake and leave it in the social hall. Please let me know if you could use a dessert :)
Although I only knew Marvin for a short period of time
he was a very caring and nice person whom I liked very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patti and Family and also Marvin's
best friend, Rich Moore at this very difficult time.
I'll remember Marv fondly for his open, honest, forthright
manner and his good natured sense of humor. He was also a very talented athlete. Mostly I will remember him as my outfield
team mate on the Yinger's Auto Softball Team. Marv was a natural leader and motivator, and I will always be grateful
to have known him.
Our sympathy to you on Marvin's passing.
We will always remember Marv as a fun-loving friend with a wonderful smile for all. He was one of Tom's closest friends
for so many years. Memories of playing softball, golfing, playing cards, will always be with us. Marv endured
many health issues with a great attitude and now it is time for him to rest in God's hands. Our prayers are with
Tom and Deb Trimmer
Patty and family,
May God bless and keep you.
Marvin will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Patty & family
We pass our deep sympathy to you
all. Our memories of Marv are very special as Steve's teammate on softball teams. We wives went to watch and enjoy the
fun and fellowship of the church team and then the Lisburn Team. Positive, sense of humor, good friend to so many!
Golf with the guys seemed to always have an interesting story when they returned also. Marv's health problems, very
serious at times and yet he went on as if there were none. He overcame a lot through his life, he was one of a kind.
We thank God to have known Marv for the years we did. We also know his memories will live on with all of you.
May you find comfort in knowing he was cared for a lot by so many. We will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead
as you grieve his loss and yet celebrate his life you shared. Blessings to you all as Marv is now in the arms of our
one and only Savior.
Steve and Joanna Stewart
Whole family (the kids too) sent some prayers your way.
I was thinking of you at work on Sunday.
Phil and Sharon Weis
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