Joseph Riddle

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Joseph MacArthur Riddle, 70, of Lafayette, Colo., passed away, Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012) in Colorado.
Born Oct. 10, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Warren F. and Avanell S. Burkett Riddle.
Mr. Riddle was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School, a graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in 1966 and his Juris Doctorate degree in 1969. He had his law practice in Boulder until 1999, then became a mediator/arbitrator until 2009.
Joe was a skilled woodworker. He found his heart in the mountains, and enjoyed rock climbing. He became the 1,356th person to have climbed all 54 of Colorado's "14-ers" (fourteen thousand feet). He climbed Mount Rainier in 1987, and one year later he near-summited Denali in Alaska.
Surviving are three daughters, Erika, Kate and Jennifer, all in Colorado; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Dick) Harrington of Franklinville, N.Y., and Sally (Brad) Mangel of Bradford; and one brother, Bob (Carol) Riddle of White, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Riddle.
A celebration of his life will be held on Dec. 8 in Boulder, Colo.
Memorials if desired may be made to Colorado Mountain Club, 710 Tenth Street, Suite 200, Golden Colorado 80401; or the .
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2012
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