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RAYMOND P. "POPPY" RIEDL


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RAYMOND P. "POPPY" RIEDL Obituary
RIEDL RAYMOND P. "POPPY"

Of Cooksburg in Clarion County, formerly of Brookline, age 97, on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Beloved husband for 71 years of Adeline "Honey" (Pernatozzi) Riedl who died last year on September 1. Loving father of Linda (Dale) Connelly of Monroeville; treasured grandfather of Kelly (Adam) Smith and Katlin (Matt) Zarisky; proud great-grandfather of A.J. and Annabelle Smith and Zara Zarisky; brother of Emma Archbald and the late Gilbert Riedl. Poppy was a WWII Marine Corps veteran who served in the Pacific Theater, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. He retired from Fisher Scientific where he was employed for many years as an instrument repairman. Poppy could be considered a "Mr. Fix-it", even beyond his normal workday. He could fix anything, including watches, radios and jewelry. He also crafted model boats and enjoyed playing the guitar. Friends are welcome to North American Martyrs Church, Monroeville, on Monday where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., followed by a Presentation of Military Honors. Poppy will be laid to rest at a later date in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial donations in Poppy's honor may be made to the . Arrangements are with PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC., Turtle Creek / Monroeville Chapel, 412-824-8800.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 11, 2018
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