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Marvin L. Ridgely, Jr.July 13, 2017
Marvin Lester Ridgely, Jr., of Mount Airy, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 13, 2017. He was born February 24, 1936, in Ellicott City, Maryland, and was the beloved son of the late Mary Evelyn Thompson and Marvin Lester Ridgely, Sr. He was also the husband of the late Frances Lorraine Shifflett.
He was a loving father to Marvin (and wife Alida) of Mt. Airy, Kim of Clarksburg, Thomas of Germantown, John (and wife Donna) of ljamsville, and Steve of Monrovia. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was affectionately known as "Bud" to his 7 brothers and sisters. Mary Compton (and husband Baker) of Laurel, Mildred Dawson of White Stone, Virginia; Bill (and wife Rose) of Martinsburg, WV, Earl (and wife Gloria) of Myersville, Betty of Frederick (the widow of his late brother James), Len (and wife Libby) of Falling Waters, WV, Betty Fraley (and husband Steve) of Thurmont. He will also be fondly remembered as "Uncle Bud" to many nieces and nephews.
Marvin loved music. He could play a guitar, a violin, a piano, and a
harmonica. He was never missing from a family gathering, always eager to play guitars with his brothers and sing the many songs he knew by heart. He was our "star." Throughout his life, he displayed lion-like courage when facing adversity, all the way to the end.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, July 24, from 7-9 p.m. at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Tuesday July 25, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Mt. Airy.
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