Sylvia Caroline Ridgeway
Sylvia Caroline Ridgeway
  • November 23, 1931 - October 11, 2017
  • Winter Springs, Florida

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Sylvia Caroline Ridgeway of Winter Springs, Florida passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:15 AM with loved ones at her bedside. Sylvia's husband, Frank, preceded her in death in 2016. Sylvia was born in New Kensington, PA on November 23, 1931, and graduated from West Dear High School where she participated in basketball, gymnastics and played the clarinet in the school band. She moved to Washington, D.C. where she met the love of her life, Frank W. Ridgeway. They married on March 14, 1951, and remained in a loving marriage for 65 years. They owned homes and lived in Akron,Ohio, Wilmington, NC, Belington, WV and Winter Springs, Florida. Sylvia had a passion for gardening and spent many hours creating beautiful flowers and gardens. She also loved decorating and took great pride in their homes. Their favorite home was their A-frame nestled in 155 acres in the beautiful mountains in West Virginia where their children and grandchildren enjoyed many visits. Sylvia is survived by her two daughters: Sandra and her husband Ed Sengel of Winter Springs, Fl and Sherry and her husband, Bruce Hickman of Wilmington, NC Sylvia had 4 wonderful grandchildren: Sandra's daughter's, Leslie Getchell ( husband Matt) and Chelsea in Austin, Texas, and Sherry's sons, Frank and George in Phuket, Thailand. Sylvia is also survived by her niece, Madelaine Brown of Gibsonia, PA. Funeral arrangements will be held at Baldwin Fairchild Goldenrod. Visitation is at 11:00 AM followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00. After the burial service, a reception will be held at the family home.