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Richard M. Riggin

February 8, 1947 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Richard M. "Duck" Riggin, age 74, of Dawson, PA passed away on Friday, January 21st, 2022.

He was born on February 8, 1947 in Bitner, PA

Son of the late James and Geraldine (Riggar) Riggin

Richard was a Lifetime member of the Dawson Fire Department and served many years as The Chief of The Fire Police.

He was retired from US Steel - Clairton Works

Richard was preceded in death by his wife:  Barbara A. (Higbee) Riggin

Son:  James Silbaugh

Two brothers:  Bernard and Kenneth Riggin

He is survived by his children:

Renee, Brenda, Kristy, Ruth Ann Choban and husband John, Stacie, Angela,

Sheldon, and Richie

Also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Five Sisters:  Laura Grimes, Shirley Styles, Rosemary Winaught, Wanda Stewart, and Kathleen Rockwell

Two Brothers:  Martin Riggin and Ronald Riggin

Loving Companion:  Darlene Rush

Loving Neighbors:  Robert G. Prinkey Jr. and his family

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Beloved Cat:  Titan

Beloved Dog:  Duke

Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Tuesday, January 25th from 4-8PM and on Wednesday from 10:00AM until 11:00AM where a Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Jack Washabaugh officiating.  Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Visitation
Wednesday
January 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

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