Ridgley B. Fitzsimmons

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Ridgley B. Fitzsimmons



Ridgley B. Fitzsimmons passed away on December 6, 2013 from a cardiac arrest in Doha, Qatar.

Ridgley was born on June 23, 1977 in Columbia, Missouri.   He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph, Missouri and attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. From there he moved to New York and began his career in the event planning and film production industry.  At his time of death, he had completed his fifth year as a production director for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.  Ridgley was passionate about reading, music, and his work in the film industry.  Ridgley was larger than life and one of the kindest people on earth, which left him with friends from all around the world.  He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his mother, Cathy Fitzsimmons from Ormond Beach, Florida, his father and step-mother, Tom and Janet Fitzsimmons of Leawood, Kansas; his sister, Nicole Fitzsimmons of Austin Texas; step-sister, Meredith Looney of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandparents, Leroy and Terry Hausman of Clarksdale, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Tony and Stephanie Justin of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Michael and Linda Hausman of Savannah, Missouri and aunt Janice Raines of Slidell, Louisiana.

Memorial service: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Christ Episcopal Church, 207 N. 7th St. Joseph, Missouri.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Noyes Home for Children, 801 N Noyes Blvd, St Joseph, Missouri 64506 or to the charity of donor’s choice.  Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

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  1. Rick Ruiz Schwebel says:

    To the family : my sincere condolences. There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word, He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing our loved ones again on this earth, transformed into a paradise. The Bible tells us this was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve. Please take your Bible and read: (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29). If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me at: ricruiz@aol.com Sincerely: Rick Ruiz Schwebel.

  2. Dave & Beth Bahner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
    your family during this time of loss.
    Dave and Beth Bahner

  3. Christine Finley says:

    Dear Fitzsimmons Family, you are in our hearts and prayers. Very Sincerely, Christine, Jim and Nancy Finley

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