Robert A. Riddle, Jr., was born in Orlando on November 5, 1928. He was a graduate of Orlando High School in 1946. He was a 1950 graduate of The Citadel with a degree in Civil Engineering. Bob entered the army teaching fixed bridges in the Engineers School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and served in Korea as a platoon leader and company commander of an Engineer Combat Company. In 1953 he married the love of his life, Mary Jean Moore of Springfield, Missouri, whom he met while in the service. Because there were no jobs in Orlando, they settled in Jacksonville, FL where their four children were born; Eugenia, Andy, Allison and Tom. After running out of companies to work for in Jacksonville, the family moved back to Orlando. Bob became one of the founders of Dyer, Riddle, Mills and Precourt (DRMP) an engineering, planning and surveying company which presently has 280 employees and 20 offices under the direction of Wayne Chalifoux, President. Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Mamie Riddle; two sisters, Betty Whitmire and Ruth Cleveland; and granddaughter Elizabeth Masden Sefcik. He is survived by his wife Mary Jean, children: Eugenia and Joe Sefcik; Andy and Lori Riddle; Allison and Bob Brammer; and Tom and Ginger Riddle; and nine grandchildren: Thomas, Sarah, and Andrew Sefcik; Anderson, and George Riddle; and Jackson, Gracie, Bode and Laney Riddle. Bob served on several boards including, the Orange County Development and Advisory Board, and the Road Construction Advisory Board. He was a member of Park Lake Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club of Orlando, Florida Engineering Society, was a committed volunteer with the Orlando Day Nursery, and delivered meals for Meals on Wheels. A memorial service will be held at Park Lake Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 309 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32801 on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Bob’s memory to the Orlando Day Nursery or the Park Lake Presbyterian Church Building Fund.
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