OBITUARY

William Lewis Riddle

December 6, 1930February 21, 2020
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William Lewis Riddle Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grand father (Pop), Real Estate Broker and long time resident of Manhattan Beach has gone home to heaven at age 89.

Bill was born in Townsbury, Warren County, New Jersey December 6, 1930 to William L Riddle Sr. and Mildred Ort Riddle. He grew up enjoying rural farm life with his sister Ella May and brother Robert. Joining the Navy in 1948-1952 he rose to the rank of Petty Officer.He served proudly until his release. While in the Navy Bill met Margaret Ann Engel on a blind date in Santa Ana, Ca.. They married in 1952 and remained married for 68 years.

Bill and Ann moved from Santa Ana to Manhattan Beach in 1957 with their two daughters, Debra and Susan, where Bill worked as a pressman for the Venice Independent Weekly newspaper. He also worked on his Real Estate license which he obtained in 1958 and in 1964 entered into partnership with William Ross opening Riddle and Ross Inc., which is still family operated today. Soon after Bill and Ann welcomed a son Kenneth into their lives.

Bill is survived by his wife Ann, daughters Debra Haske (Larry), Susan Harkenrider (Jay), son Kenneth. Grandchildren, Jessica Sorrentino (Joe), Steven Harkenrider (Kristin), Bryan Haske (Kristine), Clayton Haske (Rylee), Iris and Remi Riddle. Great Grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan and Kylie Harkenrider, Ava and Augie Sorrentino. Sister Ella May Butler.

Services will be Tuesday March 3rd 9:30 at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary in Waverley Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Salvation Army or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Please join the family for lunch at Grunions Sports Bar & Grill in Manhattan Beach following the service.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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