William Ridenour
William (Bill) Ridenour passed away on May 3rd 2020 after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus. He was 94.

William honorably served in the United States Navy aboard a sub chaser during WWII.

He retired as a radio broadcaster from 700 WLW in 1998. He was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1999.

William was preceded in death by his wife Ada Ridenour, significant other Glenna Savage and daughter Pam Agnello.

William is survived by sister Ruth Gross, daughters Kay Williams and Patti Agnello, granddaughters Christina Hamby, Crystal Williams, Tiffany Renaker and Alicia Brutscher, and great grandson Paxton Renaker.

No services are planned.



Published by Kentucky Enquirer from May 6 to May 10, 2020.
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Many memories of wonderful family get-togethers!
Willis Ridenour
Family
August 31, 2020
Bill was such a shining light for the Savage family. So glad to have had the chance to know and be around him. Condolences and prayers for his family. Bonnie Savage
Bonnie Savage
Friend
May 9, 2020
There are so many wonderful things that could be said about Uncle Bill. Childhood memories that come to mind are planned visits from Uncle Bill, Pam, Kay and Patti and the never ending card games that the family played, oh yeah, the trail bologna and Swiss cheese too!! Such a sweet, caring and wonderful man!!!
Jackie (Collins)
Family
May 8, 2020
Papaw was a great man and he will truly be missed but by no means EVER forgotten. He was a great part of my life and to the life of my family. There are many great things people are saying about him and I know that means the world to him, my family, and I. Thank you so much Papaw for always being there for me when I needed you most and God truly blessed me when he brought me to you. I will miss you dearly and think of you always.
Tiffany
Grandchild
May 8, 2020
I began working with Bill in 1962 at WHLO radio in Akron, Ohio. He became a friend and a mentor in my early years in broadcasting. We played together on the radio station basketball team that helped raise money for area high schools. Bill was an all-state basketball player in high school. I missed him when he left Akron to head for Cincinnati and was very proud of hearing about his wonderful accomplishments at WLW. Rest in peace my friend.
Tom Koch
Coworker
May 8, 2020
The Savage family met Bill after he met Glenna Savage when they were both taking dancing lessons at Arthur Murray after each lost their spouse. Bill became like a brother to all of us, we consider Bill part of our family, he was such a great guy.
Up to about 2 years ago my brothers Bob and Frank and I along with Bill were bowling every Wednesday. Always a lot of laughing and picking on each other.
Tom Savage
Friend
May 8, 2020
Bill was a fine companion to my beloved Aunt Glenna and a dear friend of my parents. My Pop will miss his buddy.
David Savage
Friend
May 7, 2020
Rest in Peace Bill Ridenour.
Darrel Mitchell
Coworker
May 7, 2020
A wonderful Gentleman and Proud to have been one of Bill's hires. Always grateful he took a chance on me and got my career started, but even more grateful to have known and been around him. RIP Bill!
Paul Keels
Friend
May 7, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Janis
Friend
May 7, 2020
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