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Warren K. Riddle

Warren K. Riddle, 82, of Bay Road, Hamilton, husband of Helen F. (Stranberg) Riddle, died Friday February 27, 2009 in the Beverly Hospital following his brief illness.

Born in Quincy December 22, 1926, son of the late Lester W. and Ruth (Kemp) Riddle, he was raised in Quincy , and was a 1944 graduate of Quincy High School. During his years of Army service he attended North Carolina University, Norwich University, George Washington University and Northeastern University, where he completed studies as an engineer.

Married in 1950, the Riddles made their home and raised their family on Bay Road. For twenty years he was employed as an engineer at United Shoe Machine in Beverly, later  working at Stone & Webster in Boston and Textron in Wilmington from which he retired.

Mr. Riddle was a longtime member of the Christ Church of Hamilton where he served as a greeter, usher and Sunday School teacher. He was also a longtime member of the Birka Lodge of Hamilton and a former member of the Spiran Lodge of Rockport. He enjoyed home gardening, reading about current events and his annual family camping trips to North Conway, NH where he loved to swim.

In addition to his wife of fifty-eight years he is survived by three daughters, Nancy Pare and her husband Richard of Orono, ME, Susan Perry of Haverhill and Pamela Morris and her husband Timothy of Beverly; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Oleson and Elizabeth Hoover both of CO and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late James Riddle formerly of Randolph.

His funeral service will be held Wednesday March 4 at 11 am in the Christ Church, 149 Asbury Street, Hamilton, followed by interment with Army Honors in the Hamilton Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Tuesday 5 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.

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