The Tolland public works department is mourning the loss of one of its own.
David Lee Ridzon, 50, of Willington, died Thursday after he was struck by a public works truck while patching potholes on Anderson Road.
According to his obituary, Ridzon is a Tolland native and graduate of Rockville High School. He began working for the Tolland Highway Department after 15 years at Rex Lumber Co., based in South Windsor.
Ridzon leaves behind his wife of 23 years and two daughters ages 19 and 21.
"He was full of laughter, kindness, honesty and just pure love," his obituary says.
Visiting hours are set for Monday, March 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Home on Jackson Street in Willimantic.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church on Virginia Lane in Tolland.
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