Timothy Allen Ridolfi
October 8, 1946 – September 30, 2019
Timothy Allen Ridolfi, 73, of Lincoln, died Monday, Sept. 30 surrounded by friends and family. He was the son of Doris Marie Lind and Albert Ridolfi and was born Oct. 8, 1946 in Milford, Neb. He married Miriam French July 31, 1981 in Las Vegas. He had previously been married to Laura Debus. Tim worked 31 years for Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company, starting as a lineman. He retired Aug. 16, 1997 and later moved with Miriam to Bella Vista, Ark., in 2004, where they resided until returning to Lincoln in 2018. Tim grew up in Lincoln with his grandparents Carl and Lilly Lind, and lived in Indianapolis and Reno., Nev., before returning to Nebraska. He played league baseball much of his adult life and raced motocross in his younger years. He was a season-ticket holder for the Omaha Royals and attended a Storm Chasers game this year. Tim enjoyed golf, fishing, poker, good whiskey, and Cubs baseball, although he rooted for the Kansas City Royals as well. He was a natural-born story teller. Tim was an avid reader most of his life and enjoyed blues music, collected hundreds of albums, a few CDs and never downloaded anything. He attended Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones concerts. Survivors include his wife Miriam, daughter Amy (Mark) Fitzsimmons, of Lincoln, and son Timothy Jr. (Ginger Jesse), of Deshler, Ne., and grandchildren Jayme, Zach (Miranda), Nic and Max Fitzsimmons; Hannah (Nick) Massa, Brittaney (Devon) Hartley, Natasha O’Neal, Mason O’Neal and Seth Ridolfi; great grandchildren Lucan and Sebastian Massa and Jax Fitzsimmons, and family friend Miranda Ienn. Survivors also include his brothers David (Jin) Ridolfi, of Glendale, Az., Mark (Sandy) Ridolfi, of Rock Island, Ill., and Joel Ridolfi, of Augusta, Ga; and his aunt Alice Richardson, of Holdrege, Neb. Survivors also include mother-in-law Letamae French, of Eagle, Neb., brothers-in-law Scott (Bobbie) French, of San Antonio, and Roy (Hayet) French, of Omaha, and sister-in-law Kerry (Lyle) Grossman, of Eagle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dodie, and father, Albert, his father-in-law Floyd French and brother-in-law John French. A celebration of life will be held later.