Michael Ridkes Obituary, Death Cause – On Sunday, March 5, 2023, Michael Scott Ridkes, who was 39 years old and from Wyckoff, passed tragically suddenly. Mike was brought up in Allendale, but he was born in Ridgewood. He lived in Hoboken for a while before moving to Wyckoff in 2014 to establish a family. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Mike began his successful career in the financial industry by working in the fields of sales and marketing for a hedge fund. He was a devoted sports fan who cheered fervently for a number of teams, including the LSU Tigers, the New York Giants, the New York Mets, and the New York Knicks.
In 2008, Mike was vacationing in New York City when he met the woman who would become his adored wife, Diane (nee: Giannone). After a while, they had a family and now Mike dotes on his two kids, Micaela, 7, and Joseph, 3. Because he was such a passionate and fiercely loyal husband and father, his family will always treasure the memories that they made together over the course of their existence.
He was the most cherished son of Kathleen Ridkes, whose maiden name was Conner, and Howard Ridkes, as well as the most cherished grandson of Lindsay Conner. Mike’s relatives, including his devoted aunt Barbara, uncle Lindsay Conner, and cousin Lindsay Conner, will carry on his legacy. Additionally, he is survived by his in-laws, Tony and Denise Giannone, his sister-in-law Kristen Hindley and her husband Michael, his brother-in-law Anthony Giannone and his wife Ariane, his niece Julianna Hindley, and his nephew Dylan Hindley. In addition, he is survived by his in-laws, Tony and Denise Giannone. Mike regarded his close circle of pals as an extension of his own family. He has a large number of friends who will mourn him terribly and will never forget him.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 12 to 2 pm and from 4 to 7 pm, friends and family will be available for visitation at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, located at 557 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne. A funeral service will be performed at the funeral home at seven o’clock in the evening. The cremation will be carried out in secret.