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“We all miss you, John. Those trees you helped me plant are 20ft tall. It’s Christmas 2020 with a raging viral pandemic rivaled only by the...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Rehlender - Strongsville, OH

“To my crazy, sweet brother-in-law! Miss you dearly.....so many stories that those of us who you left behind, just enjoy re-telling. Your Kathy, has...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Lindak - Parma, OH - Family

“Tomorrow marks another year gone by without you. I will miss you and love you forever. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Rieter - Parma, OH - Spouse

“Missing my good boy, but smiling after having reread the tributes left by many after his passing nine years ago. John's impact on the world stays...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Rieter - Parma, OH - Spouse

“Missing my Good Boy today......as always. Love, Kathy ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Rieter - Parma, OH - wife

“Thinking of you and knowing how much you are missed by so many of us. This is your wedding anniversary week......Kathy misses you dearly. The kids...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Lindak - Parma, OH

“More than a year has passed, but not a day goes by that I don't think of you....we celebrated our 2nd Easter without you. I miss your energy and the...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Lindak - Parma, OH

“Another day of missing you. Love forever, Kathy. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy - Parma, OH - wife

“One of my the funniest things I ever remember my Grandpa doing was when he would come in to me and my brothers room at 1:00 AM after four glasses of...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Ian Goertzen

“In my eyes, John Rieter, was a man of great courage. He fought many battles in his life, and a great influence to his family, friends, and associates...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Rose Peck

“Our sincere sympathy to the family for your loss. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: John & Faye Parker - Melbourne, FL

“I have three memories about that lovable, wild and crazy guy that I'd like to share. He gave us a hair-raising car ride in Toronto. Jan was quite...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Shiels (formerly Masek) - OH

“In remembering John Rieter, I think of a man of conviction who had a zest for life, a wonderful attitude of service for young and old alike, and a...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Guy Engelbart - Roy, WA

“Uncle John was a great guy, i haven't know him my whole life, but for the time being he was great. He was always in a good mood,very lively, helped...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Dana Aquila

“I will always have great memories of Mr. John Rieter. He was someone who had a very positive influence on my life as a young person growing up in...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Kevin Engelbart - Lacey, WA

“Birdie & Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother, John. Even though he was ahead of us in high school, I...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Cathy (Muhaw) McNeill - OH

“John was a great friend during the years that we officiated basketball together and worked with the Cleveland East WWCG scout troop. He generously...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Rich Masek

“My favorite memory of Uncle John is when he helped Steve and I move to Phoenix. I woke up early one morning to find him standing over our kitchen...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Roth-Tamulewicz - AZ

“When they were handing out dads, I got lucky and was given the best! ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Catherine - Cincinnati, OH

“A dear neighbor for the last 7 years we enjoyed the easy friendship of John and his wife Kathy in our new community. John was also a man of principle...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Lehman - Parma, OH

“For 20 years, John Rieter was a big part of my life. I loved his big personality and his big opinions. I looked to his example and leaned on his...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Glynn Goertzen - Wyoming, OH

“Uncle John always had a smile and could always make you laugh. I'll never forget how welcome he always made me feel and how excited he was about the...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Mandy Tinney - Parma, OH

“"One's life can be measured by those he leaves behind." He was a great father, grandfather, friend and husband. Always kind and fair while also...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Anonymous


JOHN E. RIETER, JR., age 64, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2009, from complications of pancreatic cancer. Loving husband of Kathleen (nee Donnellan) for seven years, and the late Janet (nee Dobish). Father of Catherine Goertzen (Glynn), John III (Sharon), and the late infant daughter Hileah Rieter. Proud and thankful grandfather of Andrew and Ian Goertzen and Taylor and Madeline Rieter. Dear brother of Howard (Elaine), Birdella Gaba (Rudy), James (Kathryn), Linda Arida (Paul) and Thomas (Melanie). Brother-in-law of Eugene Dobish, Patricia Lindak (Gerald); James Donnellan and Margaret Aquila. Uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many. Half-century best friend with John Olbrys. Devoted to his feline companions, Patches and Max. An avid reader and contributor to Plain Dealer Letters to Editor. John was a student of the world and its inhabitants. Graduate of Lincoln High School and Cleveland State University. Retired UAW-Ford employee. He agreed with John Adams that the best life is doing good and being fair. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Cleveland Scholarship Programs, The Malone Fund, 200 Public Square #3820, Cleveland, OH 44114. Family and friends invited to share memories at the funeral home, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at West Park Cemetery, Cleveland. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD, PARMA FROM 2-4 AND 7-9 PM FRIDAY.

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