Joseph MacArthur Riddle, 70, of Lafayette, Colo., passed away, Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012) in Colorado.
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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