Tim Rieger

April 5, 1948 - February 9, 2020
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Tim A. Rieger, 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Community Hospice, Truman House in New Philadelphia, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 5, 1948 at Dover, he was the son of the late Anson J. and Patricia (Bland) Rieger and was a 1966 graduate of New Philadelphia Hig…

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Tim A. Rieger, 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Community Hospice, Truman House in New Philadelphia, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 5, 1948 at Dover, he was the son of the late Anson J. and Patricia (Bland) Rieger and was a 1966 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. On October 28, 1967, he married the love of his life, Sherry Lou (Leggett) Rieger and then Tim and Sherry moved to Bavaria, Germany where they resided while Tim served in the United States Army.

Tim retired from Joy Manufacturing/Howden Buffalo, where he spent his entire career of 40 plus years. He was a member of the New Philadelphia B.P.O.E. 510 and the Amvets and during his younger years, he played softball for the New Philadelphia Eagles. He was an avid sports fan and followed the New Philadelphia Quakers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers. He loved boating and swimming at Atwood Lake and hunting for morel mushrooms, but most of all, he loved traveling with his wife and heading out to the west coast to visit their children. Together, Tim and Sherry celebrated 47 years of marriage before her passing in July 2014.

Tim is survived by his children, Ashley Rieger of Bend, Oregon and Andrew Rieger of Oakland, California; three brothers, Terry (Jackie) Rieger of New Philadelphia, Dennis (Susie) Rieger of Mineral City and Doug Rieger of Victorville, California; a sister-in-law, Sandy Siano of Frenchtown, New Jersey; his former sister-in-law, Carol Rieger of New Philadelphia, a niece and several nephews.

In keeping with Tim’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services and cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A celebration of Tim’s life will be held at a later date.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers and for all their support, memorial contributions in Tim’s memory be made to Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Born: April 5, 1948
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Janie Kilchenman Pritchard posted on 2/17/20

I went all through grade school and high school with Tim and knew Sherry since the seventh grade. They were always smiling when I saw them together. My condolences to Doug and all the family.

 

Gene Spittle posted on 2/17/20

Blessings to all the Rieger Family.

 

Mel McAfee posted on 2/17/20

Tim Rieger 's Family. Sorry for your loss.. Tim and I worked at Joy Mtg. most of our working life. Tim was very respected by Joy management and trusted his judgment as a final inspector. God Bless the family.

 

Butch & Barbara Sexton posted on 2/16/20

Reiger family, We are sorry to hear of Tim passing. He was a soft spoken, kind man. I pray for comfort & peace for you all.

 

Amy posted on 2/14/20

I’m so sorry about your loss! I did not even know until just now Tim was my neighbor and I’ll miss chatting with him. He would stop by as he was driving past and give me extra bags he saved for me to use to pick up after my dogs. He and Sherry were a wonderful couple! Many prayers for your family.

 

Melody Leggett Liberatore posted on 2/14/20

Dear Ashley and Andrew, Tm, a man of few words, called Sherry and me when she and I were traveling in Italy. When Sherry answered the phone, Tim said, "I just wanted you two to know that I love you both and want you to be careful. Everything is fine here." With that he hung up. I think that if he could call you both today, he would say the same thing; "I just wanted you two to know that I love you both and want you to be careful. Everything is fine here." The difference between the two phone calls is that no matter where you are, his message to you is the same. He will never hang up. He and Sherry are always with you. Sending you love and peace. Melody Leggett Liberatore

 

Gary Miller posted on 2/14/20

Prayers ? to the Rieger clan .Such a sad loss of a great friend.R.I.P TIM.

 

Fuzz and Jacci posted on 2/13/20

Are thoughts and prayers our with you.

 

Fuzz and Jacci posted on 2/13/20

Are thoughts and prayers our with you.

 

Fritz Johnson posted on 2/13/20

To all Tim's family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of a good family, good working man. I'll always remember playing cards at the Rieger's with Tim, Terry, their Dad, and many others. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

 

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 2/13/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Tim A. Rieger, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Tim A. Rieger, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Mary Ann Otte posted on 2/13/20

Much heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May your memories of Tim bring you peace. Many Prayers for comfort.

 

mike johnson posted on 2/12/20

Sending our condolences in the loss of Tim, a good person and friend. in sympathy, Mike and Joan Johnson

 

Elizabeth Hicks posted on 2/12/20

Butch and I would lIke to express our sincere sympathy to the Rieger family during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to all of you. Ashley and Andrew, blessings to both of you and know that your special parents live within you. Cherish all of the beautiful memories. Love and prayers, Liz & Butch

 

Greg Rees posted on 2/12/20

Rieger family, Nancy and I give our condolences for your lost of Tim. We both knew Tim for many years (went to high school together) and as a family through his work at Joy with my father (Warren) and brother (Bruce). RIP Tim.

 

Patti Brown posted on 2/12/20

To all of the family. Wr are so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great guy. RIP! Patti and Craig

 

Debbie Corwin posted on 2/12/20

Deepest Sympathy to your whole family!! RIP Tim. BUCK AND Debbie Corwin

 

Martha Massarelli Fankhauser posted on 2/12/20

My deepest sympathy to his children and family. I have many fond memories of Tim and Sherry and will keep them in my heart. Class of 66 mourns this loss!

 

Birdie and Mouse posted on 2/12/20

Ashley and Andrew so sorry for your loss. He fought a tough battle. Will always have fond memories of your Mom and Dad. Thoughts are with you. Birdie and Mouse

 

Adrie Krebs posted on 2/12/20

Condolences to you , your brother and uncles. Sorry to hear.

 

Daryl Jackson posted on 2/12/20

My deepest thoughts and prayers for you all. May God watch over Tim and the rest of you. Sincerely Daryl

 

Linda Incarnato posted on 2/12/20

We are so sorry for your loss. Matt & Linda Incarnato

 

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