The Times West Virginian


February 27, 2013

Richard Rieser

Richard Eugene Rieser, 83, of Fairmont, died Sunday (Feb. 24, 2013) in Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born on July 3, 1929, in Clarksburg, the son of the late Edward Francis Rieser and Helen Amelia Dorsey Rieser. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angeline Marie Audia Rieser, and his second wife, Vera Howard Rieser.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward Paul and Melanie Rieser of Fairmont; a daughter, Terry Ann Rieser and her companion George Smallwood of Fairmont; a daughter-in-law, Vicki Rieser of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren, Dana Ann Parshall and her husband Steven of Wheeling, Kevin Richard Salai of Morgantown, Richard Eugene Rieser III of New Orleans, La., Sarah Ann Rieser of Charlotte, N.C., Megan Elizabeth Rieser of Parkersburg, Andrew Colborn Rieser and his wife Melissa of Hudson, Ohio, Carter Paul Rieser of Louisville, Ky., and Garrett Edward Rieser of Louisville, Ky.; four great-grandchildren, Grant Parshall, Nicholas Parshall, Lyla Rieser and Camilla Rieser; and a close special friend, Pina Pellillo of Fairmont.

In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his son, Richard Eugene Rieser Jr.

Richard was a retired district plant manager for C&P Telephone Co. He was Catholic by faith and attended the Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church of Fairmont. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a 1947 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg. Mr. Rieser enjoyed trout and bass fishing and was an avid Mountaineer sports fan. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 9 in Fairmont and a past president of the Weirton Lions Club. Richard lived life to the fullest and loved to dance. He will be missed by all.    

Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 9, in the Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1660 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, at 10 a.m. with Father Stephen Joseph, celebrant. The committal service will follow in the Stonewall Park Cemetery in Clarksburg.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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