William "Bill" Rieger, 72 years of age, passed away on December 22, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Fla.
Bill was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to the late Charles Rieger and Catherine Smith Rieger.
Bill enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our Nation during the Vietnam War. After the war, he continued his pursuit of service to others by joining the Cleveland Police Department, retiring with over 25 years of service as a highly respected and decorated officer.
Shortly after returning home from the war, Bill met the love of his life, Mary. Together they had two children, Catherine and William A. Rieger and celebrated 46 years together before leaving too soon.
In retirement, Bill and Mary moved to Hernando, FL., and spent their time with family, motorcycling and lovingly doting on his children and grandchildren. He was a proud patriot, veteran, devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His entire life was dedicated to protecting and serving the people of our country. Bill's love for long road trips and pizza, his uncanny wit, sarcastic humor, big smile, and generous kind heart will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Bill leaves to cherish his loving memory to his adoring wife, Mary Rieger; his children, Catherine Jenkins and William Rieger; and his five grandchildren, Jordann, Lexi, Garrett, Brenton and Breely; sisters, Shirley Patterson and Betty Mandrick.
A celebration to honor the life of Bill will be held in July 2021 and he will be placed in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Florida, amongst his brothers and sisters in arms who have also worn the cloth of our Nation.