Terrence (Terry) Riddle laced up his Chucks for the last time and walked into Heaven's Gates on November 19, 2022.
Terry was born in Akron, Ohio on January 23, 1953 to James Riddle and Barbara Saitta. Terry was a Veteran who met the love of his life, Patty (McMillen) Riddle in Furth, Germany. They later married on September 21, 1973 and would make their home in Akron, Ohio where they both still resided. Terry was a free soul, everyone's favorite hippy, and the most selfless man you would ever meet. He was a father figure to many kids in the neighborhood. He welcomed everyone with open arms and an open heart. He never judged a soul. He knew love has no color or gender. Terry was great at having conversations with those who needed advice and would always know the exact Bible verse that would fit their needs. Terry and his wife were known to march and fight for injustices and stand up for what they believed in, a trait he proudly passed to his children. Terry was so proud of the family he and Patty created. Their love and commitment to one another was something many people admired. His laugh and his smile will be greatly missed by his mother, wife, children, and grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Patty, mother Barbara, children Jessica Riddle (Marcel), Shane (Andria) Riddle, Phillip (Laura) Riddle, Megan (John) Anderson, Terrence (Joyde) Riddle, Autumn Riddle (Howard), Andrew (Emily) Riddle, brother Michael Riddle, and sister Vicki Saitta. He will also be greatly missed by his 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Terry was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Summer, his step-dad, Phillip Saitta, and granddaughter Sierra. Although Terry may not be here with us in the physical world, his memory shall never die. The next time you see someone in need, someone who may be down on their luck, or someone who just needs a friend, greet them with a smile and ask how you can help, as Terry would have done. That is the peace in the world Terry wanted everyone to experience.
I would like to believe Terry's last words besides telling his family how much he loves them would be "Justice for Jayland Walker".
A Celebration of Terry's life will take place at the Akron Bible Church, 783 Brown St, Akron, OH, 44311 on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 10 am. CONDOLENCES can be sent to his wife, Patty Riddle at 1339 Sweitzer Ave, Akron, OH, 44301.