Brian Thomas Riddle

Died: November 24, 2020
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Harry Jones Reno FSDO, Reno, NV.
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Brian Thomas Riddle Age 51 of Middleburg Hts, passed away suddenly November 24, 2020. Devoted son of George and Sharon Riddle. Brian is survived in life by Gayla his beloved wife of 28 years. Loving father of Trey (Jacinda Cangemi), Stormy, and Drew. Dear brother of Toby and Joe (Cristy). Cherished grandfather of Azalea and Serenity. Caring uncle to many nieces and nephews and friend to many.


A veteran of the US Army Desert Storm. An active member of the American Legion Post 91. Long term member of LEMC Warthogs.


The family will receive friends in celebration of Brian’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel 14200 Snow Rd Brook Park, 44142 on Monday, November 30, 2020, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, where Funeral Services will be celebrated Tuesday at 12:00 PM. Private Family Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery to follow.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142


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April 8, 2003
FAA Indoc – Sim training for Enroute Inspections
FAA Indoc – Sim training for Enroute Inspections
Died: November 24, 2020

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Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Humenik Funeral Chapel.


Antony Alaimo posted on 3/6/21

I was very sorry to hear about Brian's passing. My heart goes out to the Riddle family. May God bless and keep you, and rejoice for their is a new warrior in heaven.


Thomas Parmer posted on 12/29/20

My sincere condolences to the family of Brian. Brian was a joy to be around and we had many good times and laughs over the years. I enjoyed working with Brian and he will be missed by many. May her RIP and forever be in our hearts and souls. God Bless


Tracy Szitasi posted on 12/16/20

Our deepest sympathies. Brian will be missed by so man! He will always be remembered fondly as Uncle Bri Bri to me and my kids.


Leo & Vicki Chainey, post 91 posted on 12/14/20

Sharon and Family, Please except our condolences in your loss. Brian was such a sweet guy and that smile of his would always brighten my day. Wishing that all of you will find peace and comfort in the day's ahead. God Bless ,


Alan Stephens posted on 12/9/20

Brian will be missed - as Harry Jones expressed, his presence was always known and felt. Will be praying for the family.


GRNG posted on 12/8/20

In memory of Brian Thomas Riddle, GRNG lit a candle


Waterlover007 posted on 12/8/20

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. He was always so nice To chill with, chat and hang with on Clan Games. Prayers for all of you, may God bless you today and always. God Speed Brian, you will be missed and thank you for your service.


Lynn Wilson posted on 12/2/20

I remember when Gayla was out of town and Brian dropped Stormy off to me at preschool. He dropped two pony tails into my hand and said "I can't do this. This is a momma thing." We had the long running joke about who was the boss? Stormy decided it was me, (but she knew it was him!) His bigger than life laugh and personality will be missed. Gayla, Stormy, Drew and Trey - So much love to all of you as you learn to navigate the roads ahead without him. Sharon and George and Toby - My prayers are with you all.


Sherry posted on 12/2/20

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian, Brian and I went to school together. Prayers for all of you, may God bless you today and always. God Speed Brian, and thank you for your service.


Leigh and Cynthia-Fellows White posted on 12/1/20

Sorry to hear about Brian passing from this world at such a young age. I remember when Brian first came to the Cleveland FSDO and his dedication to aviation safety first as an inspector and then as a supervisor. Always enjoyed his company. You and your family will be in our prays


Leigh and Cynthia-Fellows White posted on 12/1/20

In memory of Brian Thomas Riddle, Leigh and Cynthia-Fellows White lit a candle


Melissa Schabel Friedrichsen posted on 12/1/20

There was a time that Brian was my "big brother" and I was "lil sis." I am so very grateful for all of the fun, laughter and shenanigans we shared. Brian has the biggest heart of any man I know and his kindness & strength will never be replaced. If I could have been there during this difficult time, I would have. I am so sorry everyone has to endure this. Please know that I am praying for you and thinking of all of you often. May God provide you comfort and peace.


Dan and Debbie D’Alessandro posted on 12/1/20

So saddened by the loss of Brian. His demeanor and happiness were contagious. He was a true role model for our boys during our scouting years together. We would do those times together all over again. Very glad to have been able to talk with him when running in to him at the Rec center a while back. Our prayers, thoughts, and love are truly with his whole family. Yes Brian, you will be missed!


Kris and Tim Palcho posted on 12/1/20

Gone too soon from this world, you leave a (big) hole in our lives Brian. Sending love and heartfelt condolences to Gayla and the entire Riddle family. God bless and rest well.


Tresss Hawkins posted on 12/1/20

Gayla, my heart breaks for you and your children! Love you and Brian so much!! ❤️


Brandy posted on 11/30/20

Post 91 will never be the same. I’ll always remember your smile and great personality! You will greatly be missed! Your friend “Bud light lady”


Jeff Haas posted on 11/30/20

Brian was a great guy! Can't say I was real close to him, but I'm glad I had a chance to meet him and get to know him a little bit. Always friendly and always with a smile. Condolences to his family and close friends from the Legion. He will certainly be missed! Jeff Haas


Mark Dunkel posted on 11/30/20

I will miss you Brian such a great person . I ,m so sorry for your families loss till we meet again


Ronald Molosky posted on 11/30/20

I was so saddened to hear about Brian . My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I met Brian at the American Legion, he always had a smile and a friendly hello. His presence will be missed by his fellow vets. Sincerely, Ron Molosky


Douglas Bloch posted on 11/30/20

I always enjoyed Brian's company. How he was quick to laugh and his stories about being in the service. I will never forget his generosity or how he was such a loyal friend!


Alex McAninch posted on 11/30/20

My deepest sympathy for your family. Brian will be missed by many. Let the good memories of Brian guide you and help you through this dark time. You are in our thoughts and prayers


Brian Loucks posted on 11/30/20

Brian, Dear friend, devoted to family, may your passing bring peace to you and providence provide you and your loved ones strength at this time of sorrow. Adastra Bro.


Patti Cahill posted on 11/30/20

Could not have had a better neighbor. He will be missed. You are in our prayers. From your neighbors the Cahill’s.


Jennifer hardy posted on 11/28/20

So sorry.... too young! Prayers to family


Jennifer hardy posted on 11/28/20

So sorry.... too young.... prayers to family


Mike Bossert posted on 11/28/20

I am so very sorry to hear about Brian. He was a great guy, colleague and the type of person you wanted to be around. He made such a difference in so many peoples lives


Raymond Kozlowski posted on 11/27/20

He will be missed, alway a joy to be around. Rest in peace mu bfother.


Harry Jones Reno FSDO, Reno, NV. posted on 11/27/20

Brian Riddle. The biggest guy in the room, in presence and spirit, and a friend and brother to all. Brian's big booming smile, and his fun disposition have always made those around him feel like long lost friends, catching up, without ever feeling the break in time. I met Brian 14 years ago in the FAA. We have attended many FAA training courses together and enjoyed evenings with a beer and a game of pool at a local pub. I last saw Brian, mid-2019, in Oklahoma City. While attending a class, on break standing in the hall, a big bear paw gripped my neck from the side, a voice boldly said, "Turn at your own peril". I smiled, knowing it was Brian. It had been 3-4 years since I last saw him. After class that day, Brian, another friend Scott, and I all met up for dinner and a beer. We all talked like we've been meeting every week for years. Brian's personality was one -of-a-kind. His broad big smile, quick wit, joking persona, and his ability to listen intently, then bring levity to whatever topic was being discussed was always his order of the day. Every day! Brian will be deeply missed as a friend, and colleague. He was a big guy, with a bigger heart, and a smile that warmed everybody who knew him. Thanks for being my friend Brian. I am better having known you. The world needed more of you, I guess it'll have to wait. You'll be truly missed. Your a blessed soul.


Harry Jones Reno FSDO, Reno, NV. posted on 11/27/20

To the Riddle family, my sincerest condolences for the loss of Brian, husband, father, brother and colleague. Brian was a friend to all. I am better for having known him as a fellow FAA ASI.


Marilyn Carrion posted on 11/27/20

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Riddle family.


Jessica posted on 11/26/20

Brian’s infectious laugh and giggle will always be burned in my memory. A simple guy with simple needs that loved his country very much. A proud husband, father and friend. Until we meet again my friend.


Melinda Nice posted on 11/26/20

Brian was a great guy who will be dearly missed. His laugh was infectious, he helped so many at Post 91 American Legion and was liked by all who knew him. I will miss our greetings when we saw each other: Hello Mr Riddle I would say, and he would say Hello Mel. He was a bright light in this world, my deepest condolences to his family & friends.


Lottie Conrad posted on 11/26/20

Dear Sharon and family, I'm so sorry for your loss and just know that you are in my prayers. I remember the times you came to my ice cream store with your boys. Lots of good memories but it's been a long time. God bless you and keep you and your family.


Sarah Nicholson and Family posted on 11/25/20

Our deepest sympathies. Brian was a wonderful friend and our office will not be the same without his presence. God Bless the Riddle Family.