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In Memory Of Our Poets

James Y. Ridolphi (1911-1959) - Class Of 1928

The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) · 26 Dec 1959, Sat · Page 4

James Y Ridolphi, 48, of 1513 Cutshaw Place, a buyer with the City Department of General Services died Thursday at a local hospital.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary R Ridolphi, a daughter Miss Mary Rebecca Ridolphi, and a son James Y Ridolphi Jr all of Richmond, Virginia. His mother Mrs. Lena Miller Ridolphi, a sister Mrs. Charles Collins, and seven brothers: Julian, Frank, Robert, Joseph, and Pierre Ridolphi all of Montgomery Alabama and Fred Ridolphi of Memphis, Tennessee and Earl Ridolphi of Dothan Alabama.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bennett Funeral Home with burial at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg.

Notification First provided by James Y Ridolphi, Jr.

Deceased Poet: James Ridolphi, Sr.
Date Of Birth: August-25-1911
Date Deceased: Dec.-24-1959
Age at Death: 48
Cause of Death: heart attack
Poet City: Richmond
Poet State: VA
Poet Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Army
Survived By: James Y. Ridolphi, Jr Rebecca Ridolphi Crotwell

Wonderful father, husband, and cherished friend who loved his family, his Crimson Tide, and telling tales of the old Pickwick Cafe that his father, Fred Ridolphi, owned and operated for decades in Montgomery. He was a First Lieutenant in U.S. Army and served in the Philippines during WWII and met my mother at Fort Lee, Va.