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.