Dr. William Ridgeway served two years in the US Air Force as a flight surgeon with the rank of Captain before completing his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University. He decided he loved St. Louis, put down roots here, and served three generations of patients as an ophthalmologist in St. Louis and South St. Louis County. He died of COVID-19 on April 24, 2020. He was 85 years old.
In addition to practicing ophthalmology for over 40 years, William also had season tickets to the Cardinals and Blues for 40 years. He also loved WWII history, golfing, and skiing.
Dr. Ridgeway is missed by his wife, large extended family, his staff who loved working for him, and his generations of eye patients young and old.