San Jose Mercury News
June 1, 2017
Patrick Leslie Ridley Sr. ,82, of Shingle Springs, California, suffered a stroke and passed away on May 25, 2017 at 3:30 AM at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California. His wife Richenda Ridley was by his side.
Pat was born in El Paso, Texas on August 3, 1934 to Stanford and Katherine Ridley. At an early age, Pat was an Eagle Scout. He served in the US Navy from 1952- 1956 as an EM3 on the USS Queenfish (SS-393) submarine. He returned to El Paso where he attended Texas Western College. He moved to San Jose, CA in 1958 and received a BS in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University. Pat worked at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA for 31 years as a Quality Engineer on Special Programs. After he retired from Lockheed, he and Richenda moved to Alpine, TX and then settled in Shingle Springs, CA. His favorite hobby was to be an extra in films with his best friend of 50 plus years Frank Bednarz. They appeared in westerns such as Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 and Rough Riders and other popular films such as Bee Season, Rocky V, and Moneyball.
Pat was a kind, loving, devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and father-in-law. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
Pat is survived by wife Richenda Ridley, brothers Michael Ridley and Ray Ridley, daughter Penny Ridley, stepsons Richard Tetley and Christopher Tetley, granddaughter Christina Ridley and daughter-in-law's Katie Marshall and Judy Ridley, two nephews and five nieces.
He was preceded in death by wife Beverley Ridley, sister Marilyn Bailey, and sons Prentice Mayer and Patrick Leslie Ridley Jr.
A Celebration of Pat's Life will be announced at a later date.
"We will carry in our hearts the memory of your laughter and kind loving soul."
"Matthew 8:28 Come unto me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest."
RIDLEY, Pat (Patrick Leslie Ridley)
Born: 8/3/1934, El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 5/25/2017, Shingle Springs, California, U.S.A.
Pat Ridley’s westerns – actor:
Dead Man’s Walk (TV) – 1996 (banker)
Rough Riders (TV) – 1997 (townsman)
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 – 1998 (townsman)