LEWISTOWN - Alexander John Ridley, 61, of Rear 406 S. Brown St., Lewistown, died at 8:43 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Hershey Medical Center.
Born June 17, 1948, in Dauphin County, he was a son of the late Alexander Richchuck and Zorie R. (Ridley) Runkel. His first wife, Vonnie M. (Barner) Ridley, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, Stella M. (Caplinger) Ridley.
Also surviving: his children, Alex C. Ridley, of Middletown, Alexander Junior Ridley, of Abbottstown, John S. Sonon, of Mifflintown, Dawn M. Ridley, of Harrisburg, Angel L. Ridley, of Carlisle and Jessica Walker and husband Brian, of Newport; stepsons, Terry A. Ridley Jr., of New Cumberland, Jessie J. Ridley, of Camp Hill, Elvis T. Ridley, of Lancaster and Travis R. Nissley, of Lebanon; stepdaughters, Treasa M. Rivera and husband Filipe, of Harrisburg, Rae Ann Sonon and husband John of Mifflintown and Emma S. Kochenderfer and husband Daniel, of Lewistown.
He is also survived by: sisters, Emma Faux, of Newark, Del.; Peggy S. Bell and husband Robert, of Harrisburg; a brother, Edward F. Runkel Sr., of Lewistown; four grandsons; five step-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; two step great - granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa J. Ridley.
He was a laborer for H & M Road Paving. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24 at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kenneth Grove officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Miffintown.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service at the funeral home.