Obituary: Clement J. Rieger, 85, of Ridgefield

Clement J. Rieger, 85, of Ridgefield, passed away on January 27, 2018. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Joan (Baker) Rieger.

Mr. Rieger was born in Wood-Ridge, NJ on March 5, 1932, a son of the late Francis and Anne (Meneghan) Rieger. He is a graduate of St. Peter’s Prep and Georgetown University, he also served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps.

A retired IBM executive, Mr. Rieger was a resident of Ridgefield for the past 20 years since moving from South Salem, NY. He was an avid tennis player, a college football player at Georgetown and and sports fan. Mr. Rieger was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church of Ridgefield.

Mr. Rieger is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan and their 4 children: Robert Rieger and his wife, Shelly; Michael Rieger, Karen Rieger and her husband, Scott Amoye and Allison Rieger. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Madison, Jackson and Mackenzie Rieger and Christian and Sarah Amoye. In addition to his wife, children and their spouses and grandchildren, Mr. Rieger is survived by a sister, Helen Dunphey and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Rieger was predeceased by a brother, Francis Rieger and a sister, Anne Marie Cosgriff.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will be private. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School: PO Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or online at