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Robert Melvin Riggs

June 22, 1943 August 25, 2022
Robert Melvin Riggs
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Obituary for Robert Melvin Riggs

Robert Melvin Riggs, 79, of West Alexander, Pa. died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 9:45 am in The Washington Hospital after being in failing health for the past several months.

He was born June 22, 1943 in Wheeling, W.Va. a son of the late Willard Melvin and Martha Brice Dunlap Riggs and had resided in West Alexander most of his life.

Mr. Riggs was a member of the West Alexander Presbyterian Church where he played the organ (self taught) for 30 years, following his late mother who played at the church for 50 years and he also sang in the church choir.

He was a 1961 graduate of McGuffey High School.

Mr. Riggs was a Viet Nam veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as an Airman (E-3) aboard the USS Shangri La.

He was employed as a stock clerk by the former Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va. for 24 years, and was also a former employee of National Cash Register in Cambridge, Ohio and was last employed at the Wal Mart in Washington and Triadelphia, W.Va ( The Highlands)for over 15 years.

Mr. Riggs enjoyed watching television and time with his family.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Jo (Robert) Koehler of Washington; three nephews, Jason (Tara) Koehler of Plum, Rev. David (Rev. Emily) Koehler of Falls Creek, and Mark (Katie) Koehler of Butler; seven nieces and 3 nephews.

Friends and family will be received from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Wednesday, in the West Alexander Presbyterian Church where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 1, 2022 with Rev. David and Rev. Emily Koehler co-officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, 108 Main St., West Alexander, Pa. 15376.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC, Rogersville, Pa.

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Visitation

Wednesday

31

Aug

3:00 PM 8/31/2022 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/31/2022 8:00:00 PM
West Alexander Presbyterian Church

108 Main Street
West Alexander, PA 15376

West Alexander Presbyterian Church
108 Main Street West Alexander 15376 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

1

Sep

11:00 AM 9/1/2022 11:00:00 AM
West Alexander Presbyterian Church

108 Main Street
West Alexander, PA 15376

West Alexander Presbyterian Church
108 Main Street West Alexander 15376 PA
United States
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