The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 10, 2013

James E. Riddle III

LEBANON, PA. — RIDDLE – James E. III, 67, Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at home. He was the husband of June S. (Sanchez) Riddle. Born Sept. 21, 1945, in Johnstown, son of the late James E. Jr. and Mary (Hartnett) Riddle. James graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School and continued on to the University of Miami, where he completed his undergraduate studies. He later received his MBA at St. Francis College. James worked for many years as a personnel manager for Bethlehem Steel, and later for General Defense in Lebanon. He was the proprietor of On Camera Video Productions in Lebanon in conjunction with his work at Lebanon County Clerk of Courts. James proudly served his country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s 6th Calvary Armor Division. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Bradley G. Riddle and Justin J. Riddle; granddaughter, Kandyce Riddle; great-granddaughter, Arianna Morales-Riddle; sisters, Sharon Craft and Cathy Bray; and aunt, Dolores Horner. Graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of James to Lebanon County Christian Ministries, 250 S. Seventh St., Lebanon, Pa. 17042. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Lebanon, is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at our online guest book at

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