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John William "Jack" Riddle

February 19, 1931 June 21, 2010
John William "Jack" Riddle
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John William “Jack” Riddle, 79, of Curwensville, passed away Monday June 21, 2010 at the Conemaugh Valley Regional Medical Center in Johnstown.
Born February 19, 1931 in Curwensville, he was the son of Ross William and Marie Helen (Clark) Riddle.  Mr. Riddle was a farmer, and operated the Curwensville Feed Store from 1967 thru 1992.  He was a Naval Veteran of the Korean War and was Protestant by Faith.

He was a 1949 graduate of Curwensville High School where he was President of his class and graduated with high honors.  He was a member and Past Master of Noble Lodge #480 F. & A. M. of Curwensville, was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, a member and past President of the Clearfield County Penn State Extension, a past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Clearfield County Soil Conservation District, was Past President and past member of the Board of Directors of the Curwensville Development Corporation, had held every office and was currently Vice President of the Clearfield County Farm Bureau, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

On September 21, 1951 in Curwensville, he wed the former Ellen Jean Greslick who survives along with 4 children.  David J. Riddle and his wife Pam and Kathryn M. Coudriet and her husband Boyd both of Curwensville, LuEllen Bowman of Clearfield, and Robin A. deShaw and her husband Chuck of Punta Gorda, FL.

Also surviving are 9 grandchildren Heather Pleskonko, Ryan Coudriet, Stephanie Polito, Dr. Christopher Riddle, Jessica Crouse, JoEllen deShaw, and Mindy, Katie, and B.J. Bowman, 3 great grandchildren Mia Polito, Connor Crouse, and Jackson “Jack” Riddle, and a sister Helen Marshall Frailey and her husband Bob of Curwensville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Doris Bodenbender, Mabel Bloom and Marjorie Shaw, brother Thomas Riddle, brother-in-law Thomas Shaw, and an infant grandson Derek deShaw.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Curwensville United Methodist Church on Saturday June 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM, with the Reverends George W. Solley and Todd T. Hogue officiating.

Friends will be received at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services.
Military Honors will be accorded at the church by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.
The family suggests contributions be made to either the Jack Riddle Scholarship Fund c/o Curwensville Area School District 650 Beech Street Curwensville, PA  16833 or the Curwensville Community Center Building Fund c/o Mr. Joseph Wills 314 Park Avenue Extension Curwensville, PA  16833.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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