David Paul Ridgway

August 15, 1966 ‒ June 27, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

David Paul Ridgway 54 of Delaware, and formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Mt. Carmel Lewis Center Emergency Department, following a long battle filled with highs, and lows.

Born August 15, 1966 in Garrett, Indiana the son to John Kenneth & Sharon (Bronsink) Ridgway. David attended and would later graduate from Bowling Green High School.

David was preceded in death by his father, and brothers Lewis Paul & Nicholas Westrick.

David is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Michelle (Hoskins); mother Sharon (Bernie) Bronsink; brothers Michael (Bren) & John Scott (Marianne) Ridgway; sister Suzie (Ken) Haynes; sister in-laws Kerry Hoskins, Kelly (Rusty) Parsons; brother in-laws Michael (Michelle) Hoskins, and Mark (Cathy) Pellish; nieces and nephews Brandon (Stacey) Haynes, Brittany (Erik) Kessel, Ethan, Lucas and Connor Parsons, Cori, and Eric Pellish.

David enjoyed reading, listening to and sharing all types of music with his friends. He also enjoyed watching hockey and the Detroit Red Wings. David also enjoyed tent camping, especially building huge campfires, and watching classic TV shows and movies. David had a great sense of humor and loved to make other people laugh. David inspired others with his strength, courage, and how he fought over the past years. His family and those close to him will remember him as the strong, loving, caring, kind, and funny and individual that he was.

It was David’s choice to be cremated, and private family services will be held at a later date.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Michelle, I know that David was the center of your life (and you of his) in every way, and this has not been an easy time for you. We are thinking of you, and of how lucky David was to have you in his life all these years.

  • So sorry for your family loss of a really good guy. Knew him at South Main Elementary & then during Junior high & then High School.

    He will be missed by many. Peace be with you & your family.

  • Michelle,
    My deepest sympathies on your loss of David. I know life was tough for both David and you these past many months. I’m sure your care and love for David was a tremendous blessing to him through his difficulties. I pray you will find some comfort in knowing that you were always by his side, doing all you could to bring him comfort. He was very fortunate to have you with him.

    God Bless.

  • So very sorry for your family’s loss. David was always funny and nice to me growing up at South Main, walking to and from School, as well as in Jr High And High School.

    I know he will be missed by many who looked forward to his wisecracks, sharing of music, and profound strength. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Michelle…..your husband talked about how great of a person you are! I can’t imagine the loss you feel! He was a pill…..lol…i will remember that about him…..please give my condolences to the rest of the family….Mike and the rest! I’m praying for you🙏🙏🙏🙏anytime you want to talk or reccomend a great book…..please feel free to get a Hold of me! God Bless YOU😢💔💕

  • Michelle,
    I pray you find peace and comfort with your wonderful memories of David. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you!

  • My deepest sympathy for your loss. David was a great guy but I don’t have to tell you that…
    My thoughts and prayers are with you may David rest in peace and may you find closure in this hard time.

  • My condolences to Michelle and the entire Ridgway family. David was a great guy with the skin of a rhino and a heart of gold. I think I have known him since he was about 11 years old and have nothing but good memories of him. I respected his sense of humor, wit and sharp mind. He was a great inspiration on how to look your troubles straight in the eye. He will be missed.

  • Michelle…Prayers for ease for you as you grieve. You know how I loved David. He was a wonderful nephew. With all his illness I still feel I know David better than any of my nephews. Thru his writing he was known by a lot of people. 🙏🌈❤️🙏🙏🙏… Aunt Linda

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