WILLIAM M. RIGGLE. Age 78. Entered into eternal rest on July 22nd, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Sliwinski). Loving memories of Bill will be carried on by his children Steven (Mary, nee Borys), and William (Myrna). Dear father in law of Judy. Loving and fun grandfather of Melanie, Steven, and Kai. Dear brother of Ann Vermilye (Jerry) and the following deceased; Wallace and Wanda. Dear brother in law of David and Andrea Sliwinski. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Close friend to Becky Scoarste. Dear friend to all! Proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace. U.S. Army veteran and a dedicated employee of North American Manufacturing, North Coast Distributing, and 3M for over 35 years.
Funeral Mass Monday, July 28 at 11:30am at Holy Family Parma. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-6 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow).
Messages of Condolence
My buddy passed away the other day…He was “salt of the earth”. Dad was an inspiration and a mentor to us all. He was always there to pass on a kind word, offer help to a friend or stranger. He confided in me when he was in a quarrel with Mom. He was on my side…everyday – all of the time.
Dad always wanted the best to show in us & everyone he was around, by complimenting us in front of others and encouraging us to do our best. His perspective on life was to be admired. He shadowed Christ’s teachings in everything he did. Dad was always writing and compiling notes on scrap pieces of paper, napkins, receipts, envelopes and yellow legal pads…He would either share them with all of us, or shove them in his drawer to be published someday in his “book.”
Being brought up during the depression era it helped him live a happy, prepared and comfortable life based upon Family values and not so much a concern for money. Dad taught us that God and love go a lot further to help people. He taught us to be generous, giving and compassionate people. He taught us the art of frugality and to never lose track of our dreams. He would skimp and save and reuse everything to make a better life for his family.
I most admired Dad for his listening and teaching skills…There wasn’t a day that went by where he couldn’t offer advice or wisdom on practically any subject. He was the gentlest, compassionate and most interesting person I knew.
He always spoke to us with these big words (Some of which I still could not even spell , to find in the dictionary.)
He was like a walking “Word Power” section of Reader’s Digest.
Dad…you surely touched a lot of lives, and will be truly missed.
Thank you for being our Rock all of these years! Rest in Peace…
A dear friend and neighbor for 47 years. A warm and loving man. Always had a kind word to say !
We spent many of good times together at Schwab’s street parties, watching fireworks on the 4th from our back yard, and Christmas get togethers, or just sitting and talking in the back yard while he sipped his coffee. Watching our sons grow from babies to adults. He was very proud of his boys and loved Dorothy very much. He spoke highly of his daughter-in-laws and Oh boy when those grandkids came he was so happy and proud of them.
It was a pleasure growing older together ! He will be greatly missed .
Our Deepest Sympathy
Jim, Kathy, Ken and Jeff Kovach
A loving and proud family man, hard worker, kind and helpful neighbor, great listener, a truly generous spirit–these are the qualities we admired in Bill Riggle. A big smile when we’d run into each other at Rito’s, and he’d tease me about my cheese danish, which he thought was very “New York-ish.” Always so warm and friendly. We have many fond memories of wonderful dinners at Bill and Dorothy’s.
Rest in peace, Bill; you will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers are with Steve, Bill and their familes.
Bryon and Kathy Baylog
What a beautiful tribute Steven gave to his father! Everything he said was true. I would only be repeating what he said.
I was truly saddened when I received a call that Bill had left us!
I have many memories of Bill, Dorothy, Steve and Bill. Always happy and full of laughs. One thing I remember was Bill shuffling his feet. You could always feel the warmth of his love and goodness. He did give me advice, too. I remember the advice he gave me, when I got my drivers license. I have passed it along many times to young drivers, telling them who gave it to me.
He called me about a year ago and we had such a nice conversation. Catching up on things. I was so glad we had talked.. He was someone I always thought of when asked for a reference. He was “the salt of the earth”. And Dorothy, too.
He is at home now. As sad as we are to say goodbye, there are so many happy to see him! A short time apart now, is nothing compared to an eternity together, that Jesus promised us.
Thank you for you, and we will see you soon!!
Mike and Sue Lapinski
To the Riggle family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we can see our lost loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.