Walter Cole Riddle, Jr.

March 20, 1923 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 96)


Walter Cole Riddle, Jr., 96, of Westminster, died Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Carroll Lutheran Village. Born March 20, 1923 in Woodlawn, Maryland, he was the son of the late Walter Cole Riddle, Sr. and Nina Birkett Riddle. He was the husband of the late Betty Lee Riddle (neeWall) who died November 10, 2008. They had been married for 59 years. Walter had retired as a supervisor with C&P Telephone after 42 years of service. He proudly served in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Synepuxent Post 166 in Ocean City, Maryland and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a member of both the Woodlawn and Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Departments. He is survived by son Walter Cole Riddle, III and his wife Marilyn Wanzer Riddle, and daughter Beth Bogat and her husband Paul all of Westminster and son Robert Lee Riddle of Virginia Beach, Virginia.. Walter is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Louis S. Riddle. Services and interment will be private. The Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD are handling funeral arrangements. If desired, sympathies may be expressed in the form of contributions to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 to support veterans and first responders. Online condolences may be offered at

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