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Peter Riga

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Peter J. Riga, PhD
Peter J. Riga, PhD, LLM, JSD, JD, STD, THD, PHL
March 29, 2018
Dear father of Christine, P.J. (Nicole) and Thomas (Michelle) Riga and survived by their mother Violet Punturiero; Marie Claire Riga and her mother Patricia Richartz; Loving grandfather of Liana, Alicia, Luke, Sara, Alexandra, Nicole and Aidan.
Son of the late John and Margherita (Cannito) Riga; Brother of Victoria (Dave) and Frank (Ann) Riga; uncle of Carl, John, Peter, Paul, John T., Mary, Joseph, Francis and Jeanne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 9:30AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (please assemble at church). Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Dr. Riga was an attorney, author and professor of law, philosophy and theology. Dr. Riga was a former priest for the Diocese of Buffalo and was a US Army Chaplain.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 1, 2018
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