Ridge M. Barden, 16, of Phoenix was tragically taken while playing the sport he loved.
Born in Oswego, he was a life resident of the Phoenix area.
He was a junior and honor roll student at J.C.B. High School and a defensive line tackle on the Varsity team. Ridge enjoyed all sports, weightlifting and playing Xbox.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Stephen Dodge who passed away in 2010, and his uncle, Jeff Root.
Ridge will be lovingly missed by his parents, Jacqueline Barden of Oswego and Jody Barden of Phoenix; sisters, Katherine Barnum of Oswego and Nicole Barnum of Liverpool; maternal grandmother, Dorothea Root of Oswego; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Dodge of Fulton; paternal grandfather, Michael Barden Sr. of Kansas; a niece Amelia and a nephew, Caleb; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 64 Gillespie Road, Fulton. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Contributions in memory of Ridge are encouraged to be made to Phoenix Football Boosters, 116 Volney St., Phoenix, NY 13135.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.