Raymond A. Riegelsberger

  • Born: February 22, 1927
  • Died: June 28, 2018
  • Location: Avon, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011

Tel. (440) 937-6175

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Friend

Raymond A. Riegelsberger, 91, lifelong resident of Avon passed away at Brookdale Westlake Village on Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born February 22, 1927 to the late Francis and Cecelia (nee Waldecker) Riegelsberger.
Raymond graduated from Avon High School in 1944. Shortly after high school he joined and served in the US Navy from 1945-1946. On June 18, 1949, he married his sweetheart Miriam. They were married for 64 years.
He was the owner and president of Shepard Heating Co. of Lorain for 30 years. All the while Raymond worked part-time with the Avon Police Department. After retiring from the Heating business, he continued his work at the Avon Police Department as a full-time patrolman for another 10 years and cared for the family farm. He and Miriam tended to their large garden, always willing to share its bounty with friends and family.
Raymond loved hunting locally and on his property in West Virginia. He hunted deer and turkey. He also was an avid boater who enjoyed fishing with his family on Lake Erie and on the annual family vacation to Canada. Raymond enjoyed playing cards and games with family and friends.
Mostly he loved being with his family and spending time on his mountain retreat in Middleborne, West Virginia.
He had a great love of food and especially sweets. When it was strawberry season, he looked forward to strawberry shortcake as well as cakes and pies lovingly prepared by his late wife. When asked what was his favorite pie, he would answer, "Yes!".
Raymond was a master of all trades. He had the talent of building or fixing anything.
Raymond was a faithful member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church of Avon.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife Miriam (nee Dellinger); sisters Theresa Obran and Fran Rand.
Dear father of Keith of Avon and Kathy Conn (Lester) of Avon Lake.
The family was fortunate to keep Raymond at home and on his beloved farm in his later years. The family wishes to give special thanks to his caregivers and family friend Chris Schue and everyone at Griswold Home Care for the exceptional and loving care they provided.
Family will receive friends Thursday July 5th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 32000 DETROIT RD., Avon. Prayer service will be Friday July 6th at 9:15am at the Funeral Home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church 2640 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon. Father Thomas Cleaton will be officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. www.buschcares.com 440-937-6175


Condolence & Memory Journal

Keith, condolences from your friends at Venetia. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
- Glenn Kraskey

Posted by Glenn Kraskey - Pittsburgh, PA - Friend   July 05, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear father. I know it's not easy for you and we are here for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Our dearest sympathy goes out to your and your family. Steve and Elaine Koury

Posted by stephen koury koury - Randolph, MA - Friend   July 05, 2018

Keith and Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of such a great man and father to the both of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Both your mom and dad are up there with Lenny and DoDo now, in a "Much Better Place". Love you Both, JoAnn and Jim (Detzel) Bryner

Posted by JoAnn Detzel - Avon Lake, OH - Family Friend   July 05, 2018

I had the opportunity to work with Ray at the Avon Police Department. I thought the world of Ray and learned many things over the years. He will definitely be missed.

Posted by Tom DeChant - Avon, OH - Coworker   July 04, 2018

As you mourn the death of your loved one, be patient with yourself as you grieve. Take good care of one another and remember that God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds at Psalm 147:3. Again, my deepest sympathies.

Posted by A friend   July 04, 2018

Keith & Kathy,
Please accept my sympathy at your dad's passing. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Betty Burkhardt - East Amherst, NY - Friend   July 02, 2018

Sorry for your loss so sorry to hear prayers for the family he was a great person

Posted by Jay Williams - Avon, OH - Friend   June 29, 2018

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