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KENNETH RIDDICK

July 11, 1947 October 30, 2011
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Kenneth “Kenny” Lee Riddick, son of the late William and Agnes Riddick was born on July 11th, 1947 in Bronx, NY. Kenneth was called home for eternal rest on October 30th, 2011. Kenneth graduated from Evander Childs HS in 1965. Afterwards, Kenneth attended University of Minnesota on a basketball scholarship. After college, he entered the field of video production, editing, and camera operations. Instead of taking a position as head editor of a television station in Syracuse, New York, he stayed in New York City because he was to become a father. Kenneth’s professional career included two stints at WPIX Channel 11 as an ENG cameraman and editor for the nightly news, WBCS Channel 2 News editor and technician, and editor for WNYW Fox 5 News. He also was the associate producer for a Gospel Video Program, Make a Joyful Noise, in coordination with the Harlem Plaza Corporation. In recent years, Kenneth worked at Mary Immaculate Hospital as a switchboard technician, managing all incoming calls to the hospital, including the emergency phone call for the Sean Bell murder. Kenneth was an avid jazz collector and sailor. He gained his sailing license in 1995 and would routinely go sailing and fishing at Willow Lake, Long Island Sound, and Jamaica Bay. Kenneth had a jazz collection that would put a radio station to shame. A regular caller to WBGO, patron of Smalls, Sweet Basil, and The Jazz Standard, Kenneth’s collection ranged from dixie-land, bebop, hard-bop, and funk. With a CD and tape collection numbered in the thousands, he would regularly play songs from jazz greats like Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Max Roach and Sonny Rollins. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Delores McBride and son Kiesean Riddick, New York, NY: Father-in-law John McBride. New York, NY, sisters-in-law Arlene Smalls, Ann Tyler, and Patricia McBride, New York, NY: 3 aunts; Alverta Buck, Marnett Stewart, and Ruth Blake, Lusby, Maryland: aunt-in-law Elease Williams, New York, NY: 1 uncle: Thomas Gray, Lusby, MD: 3 cousins: Marlene Stewart and Louvenia Banks, Lusby, MD Leander Lockes Baltimore, MD and a host of friends and loved ones.

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Visitation

Monday

7

Nov

11:00 AM 11/7/2011 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/7/2011 12:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Monday

7

Nov

12:00 PM 11/7/2011 12:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3270 Broomes Island Road
Port Republic, MD 20676

3270 Broomes Island Road Port Republic 20676 MD
United States
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