Jeremy Ridenbaugh
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service - Newark
179 Granville Street
Newark, OH
Jeremy Ridenbaugh

NEWARK: A funeral service for Jeremy Ridenbaugh of Newark will be held at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Jeremy was born in Newark on April 11, 1976 to Roger and Robin Gail (White) Ridenbaugh. He died Tuesday July 24, 2012 at the OSU Medical Center. He was 36.

Jeremy is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Russell and Rheva Ridenbaugh; maternal grandfather Robert White Sr.; step-grandfather Ronald Clark Sr.; uncle Terry Lee White; aunt Teresa Roberts; and niece Serenity Kay Ridenbaug.

Jeremy is survived by his Fiancee Melissa Reynolds; mother Robin Gail Ridenbaugh Mertens; father Roger (Barbara Lynn) Ridenbaugh; maternal grandmother Goldie Clark; his children Gage, Brianna, Shoshanna, Yavona, Madyx; stepchildren Zach, Chris, Sabrina, Brayden, Zoey, Tyler, Keith and Valerie; brother Cody Ridenbaugh, Justin Church, Eric Doyle, James Dunn; sister Victoria Hively and Shilo Miller; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends, especially Brandon and Jason Angus, Nick Kirk, Maymie Saunders, and Burton Soloman; his cousins who were like brothers and sisters to him are Brandy White, Bobbie Jo White, Justin Ridenbaugh and Jason Ridenbaugh.

Jeremy attended Newark High School where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Ski Club, attended Grace Vineyard Church, loved to be with his family, followed the OSU Buckeyes, coached his son Brayden in wrestling, liked to go camping, golf in his spare time, and visit the beaches of Florida and South Carolina, and was known as "Cabin Boy" in local billiard leagues.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM or go to to sign an online guestbook or share a special memory.

Published by Advocate on Jul. 28, 2012.
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Lisa Stevens
January 3, 2019
Hi Jeremy, I don't really know what to say because I guess I do not have that right. But I will always be here and have you in my heart forever.....
Lisa Stevens
July 23, 2018
i love you Jeremy forever and always. my heart
Lisa Stevens
May 19, 2018
Merry Christmas Jeremy!! Love and miss you dearly!!
Amy Yaiser
December 23, 2014
Hello my handsome beloved son, sorry haven't been on here in awhile my computer was down and just alot has been going on. As you know your sister's baby girl died I'm sure she is right there with you and the rest of the family. Bobbie Jo has been so brave and controlled through it all I am so proud of her.I know she misses Catt so much just like I miss you every second of every day.Baby I love and miss you more than words can express. Love you Mommy
October 3, 2014
well baby it's Father's Day and I took Max and Vona to visit you and put flowers and a plaque on it for you. We all still miss you so much baby till we meet again mommy loves and misses you
Gail Ridenbaugh
June 15, 2014
I love and miss you so much!
Amy Yaiser
May 28, 2014
Well as you know it was Mother's day and I missed your saying happy mother's day mom I love you. And arguing where we would be having dinner if I wasn't coming to your house you'd be mad. I miss you so much my baby boy mommy loves you
May 12, 2014
Hey Bubby Im just writing to tell you I miss you so much an that your on my mind everyday I miss your smile your were the best cousin/brother ever ur were a really good guy I miss youubby I really do RIH xoxoxoxox cory
cory white
May 9, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
peggy dunlap
April 29, 2014
hello my baby boy just wanted to tell you about the trip to the circus with your Max his is such a treat you would be so proud of him, he is so big looks more like a 5 yr old then a 3yr old, we had a wonderful time his favorite was the motorcycle in the cage, He loved it all though. Well baby I love and miss you so much. Mommy
Gail Ridenbaugh
April 29, 2014
hello baby it's mommy again just wanted to tell you happy Easter. Yea tomarrow is Easter and the holidays still just don't feel the same without you.You always got so into all the holidays with your decorating and cooking boy how you loved to make your macaroni salad and pastachio pudding. And you loved to dress up everyday you could. Well mommy misses and loves you as much today as the day you left me. Till we're together again baby boy
Gail Ridenbaugh
April 19, 2014
Well 38 years ago on this day I held you in my arms for the first time. My beautiful baby boy. I know you got your balloons today and your easter decorations and you will always have mommy's heart I love and miss you so much words can never express how I feel
Till we are together again
April 11, 2014
Happy 38 bday I miss u
brandy white
April 10, 2014
Well baby it's almost your birthday in 7 days and Easter is on 4-20 this year going to decorate for you soon as James and Tiff get here their moving back.I miss and love you as much today as the day you left me.We will be together again one day until then Mommy loves you
Gail Ridenbaugh
April 4, 2014
well baby it's a new year and it still hurts as bad today as it did the day you were taken from me. I miss you so much. I have noone to tell all my feelings to that cares and says it will be ok mom you still have me. I love and miss you my son for now and always Mommy
February 10, 2014
Thinking of u miss u love always nene
brandy white
January 24, 2014
You are out of my sight, but you will never be out of my heart, I may not see your face, but I will always remember your smile, I will never hear your voice again but you will forever whisper in my ear, I never got to say goodbye to you, or tell you how much you taught me, one day we will meet at heavens gates and I will be able to wrap my arms around you and never let go - I love you daddy
brianna ridenbaugh
January 23, 2014
I am so glad that Bobbie Jo renewed your guest book. I so much miss writing to you and reading how much you are loved by all. Thank you Bobbie Jo. TO JEREMY: I love and miss you everyday. I love seeing your facial features on our daughter's face. I can't wait to hold on to you in my dreams at night. XOXO and RIH.
January 2, 2014
Hey Jeremy hope everything is going great for you up in heaven I really don't know your family but I'm sure they are great people just like you are wish you were still around I miss talking to you and hanging out well bro until we meet again RIP and to your family keep your heads up and stay strong we will all be with him again one day and what a great day that will be God bless all of you
Chris Edwards
January 1, 2014
there isn't a day that goes by that I dont think about your face and your beautiful contagious smile you will always be a light in my life and piece of my heart I love you bub miss you.
tiffany Dunn
December 31, 2013
I renewed this page as a christmas present to not only Nana but to everyone who loved Jeremy theres not a day that goes by I dont miss him or a day I dont need him to get threw the day he was and still is the best older brother a girl can have so I welcome everyone to write to him and to share the memories of him for many years to come.
Bobbie Jo White
December 31, 2013
I miss you bro rest in peace
Ace White
August 20, 2013
Jeremy, there isnt a week that goes by that I dont think about you!!! I cant believe you have been gone over a year now. What I wouldnt give to see and talk to you one more time!! You and I had a special bond that most wasnt sure of(but thats how we liked it huh CabinBoy)lol Til we see each other again you will forever be in my heart, love Bobbi Jo Kinser
August 19, 2013
I miss you like crazy u were the best brother ever an thank you for always being there for me I love you so much R.I.H my brother
cory white
July 31, 2013
I can't believe it's been a year already since they took you away!! RIP sweet Jeremy. I love and miss you everyday! XOXO
Amy Yaiser
July 25, 2013
Its been a year now since ur passing i miss u and i wish u were here and hope i will c u again in heaven well at least ur not suffering no more rest in peace
Ace White
July 24, 2013
Well it almost a year since ur passing i miss u every day i think of u and say hey to 2pac for me i wish u were here please let me know this a nightmare i hope i just wake up tom and c ur nice smile well gotta go love u bro rest in peace
Ace White
July 22, 2013
I miss you so much!!! Please come back to me!!
July 6, 2013
thanks for watching over my sister lastnight if u wasnt watching over her we would of lost another realative
Ace White
July 5, 2013
I miss you bro u were my role model and i will never forgot when i stubed my thumb and u said suck it up i will never forget that moment
Ace White
July 3, 2013
Well jeremy i miss u it is not the same without u here. thanks for protecting me when i got sucker punced they wouldve did more damage. i will vist ur grave one day i just cant handle it right now
Ace White
July 3, 2013
Well its been a year with out u i miss u cuz i like to thank u for being there when i got sucker punched if u wasnt there they would of did more damage. u was always there for me i go vist ur grave site when im ready i
Ace White
July 3, 2013
Well it's mom again and I quit my job and come home. Yavona was flipping over me down there and Melissa text me to come take Max she can't handle them . So here I am back in Newark with no job and my back was killing me anyway.Now I can visit you every day again.Mommy loves and misses you more than words could every express.
Gail Ridenbaugh
June 25, 2013
11 long months without you Jeremy!!! Nothing has changed. I still miss you everyday....Sending you lots of love and hugs in Heaven baby!!
Amy Yaiser
June 24, 2013
Hi my beloved son, I am so greatful I got this job I have had to work the last two holidays and it made it a little easier to deal with you not here with me. Steve is home I went and saw him Saturday night it was nice seeing him.We planted flowers on your grave saturday also, the ground was really hard Yavona was all muddy from dumping water yhen digging.I think about you everyday I miss and love you more then words can ever express. Mommy
Gail Ridenbaugh
May 28, 2013
It is Memorial Day, remembering you, but it is really know different then any other day in that respect, we remember every day. I know you are in heaven Jeremy, but it is hard to cope with the way you left us. Life can be so wrong. I thank God everyday that you were saved, so that we may see you again, that you are at peace, and happy. Miss you here though, sure do miss seeing that beautiful smile here!!!
Lynn Ridenbaugh
May 27, 2013
Just wanted to say hi and let u know not a day goes by that I don't think about u several times!!! It's still so very hard for me to grasp that ur gone:( it doesn't seem possible that have u been gone 10 months..I can still feel ur presence around me everyday...ill always love u and u will always be my best one can take what we had!!! I'll see u again one day so save me a spot right beside u:) love u always and forever!!!!
maymie saunders
May 26, 2013
Ten months since you've been gone and it hurts still like it's been 10 seconds. Love and miss you Jeremy Allen!! Can't wait to see you again and hug your neck!!
Amy Yaiser
May 25, 2013
Hi baby, just wanted to tell you how much I love and miss you.Are you enjoying your long visits with your sister, she said she's been coming to your grave and laying there visiting with you
Gail Ridenbaugh
May 22, 2013
It's mommy again I tried to get on here on Mothers Day and it wouldn't let me then when i clicked back on facebook I got a happy mothers day card from heaven . It made me feel so happy I just knew it was from you. You have not missed telling me Happy Mothers Day since you were born 37yrs ago. I miss and Love You so much I only wish I could hug and kiss your beautiful face again
Gail Mertens
May 13, 2013
Love and miss you so much Jeremy Allen! Want so much to talk to you and see your smile! RIP Baby!!
Amy Yaiser
May 10, 2013
Miss you so much day by day..i wish i could call and talk to you when im having a bad day,you could always make it you so much..
sarah mohler
May 10, 2013
Oh my baby how I wish you were here so I could just pick up the phone and tell you all that I'm feeling. You were my best friend,my baby boy. I'm so lost without you.I'm trying to go on but I just feel like laying down and never getting back up.I miss you so much.Love you for all eternity till we are together again my son
Gail Ridenbaugh
May 10, 2013
Hey Cabinboy I was just sitting hereand you came to my mind. I miss you so much Jeremy!!! Things just havent been the same without you. Just wanted to say hi and that you are missed everyday!! love ya
May 8, 2013
Well baby it's mommy again just wanted to tell you that I got a job. It's in London came here for some peace of mind and now I got a job.I miss sharing my news with you on the phone everyday.Mommy loves and Misses you more than words could ever express
Gail Ridenbaugh
May 1, 2013
Just wanted to tell you how much I love and miss you my baby boy.Mommy loves you always.
Gail Ridenbaugh
April 29, 2013
i love and miss you big bro
cody ridenbaugh
April 26, 2013
Happy Birthday Jeremy! I no that you are in heaven, and things are certainly good there, but we sure do miss you down here!!! Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. Hope you were watching as mom and dad put up the lights for you, I know you were! We all love and miss you!
Lynn Ridenbaugh
April 11, 2013
So this is our first year without you on your birthday! And still its like yesterday that you were here! I love you Jeremy and will someday see you again! Happy Birthday to you! Love you always<3
Cassey LeMay
April 11, 2013
I have completed 1 semester of nursing school, I wish u were here with me cuz I know u would be happy for me!!! But everyday on my way to school I talk to u just like I would if u were sitting next to me!!! I think about u at least 100 times a day!! Please be with me the next 3 semester's, cuz u know I need all the help I can get!!!! Lol...I love u so much...thank u for being my best friend. Nothing can change or delete the memories that I have of us!!!! Be have ur self up there and ill see u again one day!!!!!!
April 4, 2013
Gail i was sorry to hear of your loss.I cant say i know how you feel cause i dont.But i do know you are feeling a great sadness.
Karen bolton
April 3, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all of the friends and family.. God Bless you all. Cindy(Fries)Hardway
March 28, 2013
A long 8 months have past since God took you home. Bree and I love and miss you so much!! RIP Jeremy!!!
Amy Yaiser
March 28, 2013
Another day goes by and still your always everyday on my mind! You may be gone but i will always and forever remember you as my big brother Jeremy! The days go on without you and sometimes i ask myself why! You were an amazing person and you will always be special to me and always have a special place in my heart! Gone but never forgotten!
Cassey LeMay
March 21, 2013
well baby it's mom again. I just don't know what is right or wrong to feel anymore.I just feel like everyones life goes on and it just don't seem like it should without you.It just don't seem fair that everyone isn't greiving for you like I guess I think they should to me the world should almost come to a standstill without you in it.I guess this isn't logical thinking but it's only been 7 months not years.I just can't stand being here without you, I miss you so much and it don't get any better with the passing of days it gets worse. I wish there was some way you could tell me what to do baby. Mommy loves and miss you more than words can say
Gail Mertens
March 14, 2013
well baby this is the here I am again just to tell you how much mommy loves and misses you
Gail Mertens
March 13, 2013
Ran into mom today at the store..miss you so many years so many memories cut short...there were so many more years and memories for all of us to you always and forever
sarah mohler
March 5, 2013
well my baby, we had a party for your daughter Bre and Madyson and afterwards your daughter come to see you and let off a balloon for you. Madyson let hers off for you at the house, that was so you know how much they love and miss you. Mommy loves you more then life itself and I miss you that much too
March 4, 2013
Another day without you! Thought it would get easyier but seems im wrong! everyday your on my mind not a day goes by that i dont think about you. Just know you will forever live on in my heart always and forever never forget you!!!! Love you always my big brother!!!!
Cassey LeMay
March 3, 2013
Its been close to 20yrs since i have seen or talked to you what i remember most about you is how you always went out of your way to be kind to everyone. You have touched more lives and hearts than you realized R.I.P Jeremy
Kelly Cheadle (Haynes)
February 19, 2013
Hey cuz I miss u so much we decorated for u today for easter we froze our buts off lol hope u like our egg tree lol I wish u were here I just want u to know i think about u everyday I look put my window across the street everyday and smile knowing ur there n yes I saw the light thanks I luv u too miss ya
brandy white
February 17, 2013
well baby today is my birthday and I will miss that smiling face of yours giving me that big kiss and hug saying happy birthday. You never miss telling me not even when you were in jail that time you made sure you called me right at midnight so you could be the first to tell me. Mommy loves and miss you so much my darling baby boy
February 3, 2013
We love and miss you Jeremy!
Lori McCoy- Whitt
February 1, 2013
It's been 6months now and they say on Feb.19,13 the people that took you from will go on trial. God forgive me but I want everyone involved in your death to feel as heartsick as all of us that lost you feel. I ache for you every second of every day. I miss you and love you so much my darling baby boy. Love mommy
January 31, 2013
Everyday we all still think about you and miss you dearly:( Words can never exspress how much you met to me and my family and many others! It still sucks not seeing you or hearing from you! Just like my brother Jason said we will see you again some day! In the wonderful place called heaven! Love you so very much Jeremy
Cassey LeMay
January 19, 2013
Hey Buddy, I have really been missing you and thinking about you a lot here lately. My heart is still hurting from the pain of missing you. Can you believe the Buckeyes were the only undefeated team this year in Football but no chance to represent in a BCS game. I can't wait for the day I can see your face again. We can watch the Bucks play from the golden box seats in Heaven. Until we meet again my friend, Jason
Jason Angus
January 11, 2013
We love and miss you Jeremy. May this new year bring the truth and justice that you deserve. RIP Cabin Boy!!
January 9, 2013
December 26, 2012
Jeremy you were just a kid a kid when you started playing softball with us.We had alot of good times. I will miss you.
Bob Miller
December 25, 2012
I bet you never realized how important you were to others, but you were, and you are still. Real kindness is a legacy, because it stays with people, and you were know pretender. So you live on through your children, through your kindness. I know you are in heaven, and I will see you again, but my, how we miss you down here.
Lynn Ridenbaugh
December 8, 2012
See you again my friend. Love Tracy xoxo
December 8, 2012
jeremy you are greatly missed and forever loved , but i see you in all your children that is how you stay with us thru them they are so blessed to have had you as there daddy. R.I.P we love you!

December 1, 2012
To my baby boy I miss you more and more as each day passes. I miss hearing your voice calling me everyday, and our visits. I miss your hugs and kisses saying I Love You mom, I would give anything to hear you say them to me again. You were a wonderful son and father and Noone could have asked for a better man.Mommy will always love you and keep your memery alive for your wonderful children and the rest of your family. I love you Baby and I'm so very proud of you.
Gail Ridenbaugh
December 1, 2012
Hey Jeremy, You had the best seat in the house watching our Buckeyes hand it to the wolverines this week. I can't wait to see you and watch the games with you again from heaven one day. I love you bro, Jason
November 27, 2012
So its been 4 months since you have been gone! And not a day goes by i dont think about you. I sure did miss seeing you on Thanksgiving this yr Jeremy. I miss you so much.. R.I.P:(
cassey Lemay
November 26, 2012
I love and miss you everyday Jeremy!! I am so glad that I get to see you in Bree's smile! Please continue to watch over us and keep us strong.
Amy Yaiser
September 6, 2012
Raymond and Amy
August 17, 2012
Jeremy i miss u so much and ur parents r very strong u rest my nephew i wait to here ur. Voice on the phone. But we all know you r smiling down i love u so much poop im not sure i even breath anymore please jeremy watch over us we all missssssss u
uncle bill white white
August 10, 2012
To a Man who Loved His Family unconditionally, took the shirt off His back for His Friend's, had bonfire's for His Neighbor's when the electric was out, and so much more, it's not the same here without You, Your missed and loved by Everybody!
Raymond and Amy
August 10, 2012
Dear jeremy I thought about u today like I do everyday and every hour....I pray u r watching over all of us in heaven as u did on earth....please save me a seat when I get there to be with u once again....timea and timothy say hi...they don't fully understand but they loved u and they know ur n heaven now....jeremy I love u and miss u so much everyday!!!! Ill see u again one day!!!!!!
Maymie Saunders
August 8, 2012
My Prayers and Sympathy go out to Jeremys Family and Friends He was a amazing Person with a big heart never thought you would be taking like this RIP Jeremy You will never be forgotten...
Tiffany Revercomb
August 4, 2012
My prayers go out to the family ...Jeremy was a wonderful Guy and he is going to be sadly missed by all of us. May God be with you.
sarah alexander
August 1, 2012
my prayers go out to jeremys children and family. what a terriable lost
tracy. darren white (mcdonald)
August 1, 2012
Deepest sympathy to Jeremy's family and friends. Haven't seen him for years but never dreamed I would be seeing his picture on this page! :(
Christina Smith
August 1, 2012
It has been almost 20 years since we talked, but we attended school together from Newton to Newark. You were a good friend through the years. Rest in peace brother. May God give your family strength and healing. Hopefully we meet again someday.
Jason McMannis
July 31, 2012
God Bless you children and may you rest in peace.
Andrew Loewendick
July 31, 2012
Our memories go way back. You were my racetrack buddy. I haven't seen you for many many years. You will never be forgotten.
Erica Parr Sadowski
July 31, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all you family and friends! We are sure you are up in heaven watching over your loved ones! Love the Parrys:Tom,Missy,Tosha,& Lisa
July 31, 2012
You were a good man and took great care of Melissa and the kids. I hope you are in peace in heaven.I know you will guide your family and watch over them from up high.
Samantha Patterson
July 31, 2012
mary wilson
July 31, 2012
My Prayers and thoughts go out to your family and children, I know you had to go help out with my little Serenity Kaye Ridenbaugh!
margaret acord
July 30, 2012
It has been years since I have seen you but I could never forget that smiling face, I have known you since we were kids & you always made me laugh. I am very saddened by this & I am praying for your family & especially your children, this is such a tragic loss. You will be missed Jeremy.
Shannon Shepherd
July 30, 2012
As you fly with the angels know that you will be missed by all..forever in our hearts...May the good lord wrap his arms around your family as they try to cope with their loss, prayers to you all!
anita wolfe
July 30, 2012
we will keep your family in our hearts and thoughts Andy and Angela McCoy
McCoy Angela
July 30, 2012
Jermey you are a wonderful person and an awesome brother I am honored to have you as a brother and a friend.
Tiffany Dunn
July 30, 2012
jeremy ray and i only met u a few times and chilled at ur house but u were a great guy and a great father to ur kids i always told melissa i was so proud of her for finding a good guy to treat her right but now u are gone but u will never be forgotten to many pple especially ur children and melissa but im sure u will be by her side the whole way until u meet again.
carissa bontempo
July 30, 2012
Gail I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that will take the pain away as you cope with the loss of your son. But I want you to know it you every need someone to listen, or a shoulder to cry on. Or just someone to sit in silences. I am just a phone call. I know your pain.
My love and heart goes out to you and your loved ones. Keep Jeremy's memories with you.
July 30, 2012
You are like the brother i never had and always wanted.Even though i only knew you for a short time we connected as friends.May you R.I.P. brother and i know you will be watching over all of us from above.
christopher edwards
July 30, 2012
Although it has literally been years, I have fond memories of you from marching band. To Jeremy's family and friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers and you will be missed.
Jennifer (Warthen) Johnson
July 30, 2012
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