May 26, 1936 - November 4, 2021
William J. Riegert Sr, 85 of 4th St.passed away peacefully Thursday November 4, 2021. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Beatrice Grogan Riegert. Bill was always hard-working. He owned Riegert's Service Stations in Troy for several years. He was a bus driver for CDTA for 18 years where he made lasting friends and got together with them at luncheons and yearly gatherings. After retiring from CDTA, he went on to drive a shuttle for Hedley and later RPI. Bill was a veteran of the US Army and served in Korea from 1959-1961. Bill enjoyed going to the casinos as a long time member of the Waterford Seniors. He also enjoyed socializing with his family and friends. He served as an Altar boy at St. Francis de Sales parish in Troy and later as a Eucharistic Minister. He was proud of his Catholic faith and a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Esther Riegert. He is the devoted father of William J. Riegert, Jr. (Christy) of Waterford and Mary E. Riegert of Gansevoort. He is the brother of Marion Riegert of Troy and the late Charles and Thomas Riegert. Bill is also loved by Esther's family and had a special relationship with his "buddy" Christian. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy at a later date. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. To honor his love for children, donations may be made to St. Mary's School, 12 6th St., Waterford, NY 12188. The family would like to thank the caring staff members at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, Hillcrest Commons, Pittsfield and Community Hospice of the Berkshires.
William J. Riegert Sr, 85 of 4th St.passed away peacefully Thursday November 4, 2021. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Beatrice Grogan Riegert. Bill was always hard-working. He owned Riegert's Service Stations in Troy... View Obituary & Service Information
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