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RISBERG, Lloyd E.

 
LaVale - Lloyd E. Risberg, 89, died Saturday, December 14, 2002, in St. Vincent DePaul Nursing Center, Frostburg. He was born December 8, 1913, in Strum, Wisconsin, the son of the late Morna Risberg. In addition to his mother, his wife Dorothy E. Risberg and a sister Jeanette Lorentz predeceased him. He attended Park Place United Methodist Church and was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, Arkansas. He was an US Army veteran serving with the 35th Battalion during WWII. Mr. Risberg was a retired carpenter, a member and thrice past master of Onward Masonic Lodge #1072 AF & AM in Chicago, and Past Patron of Martha Chapter #215 O.E.S. in Rogers, Arkansas. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Judie Scherer and husband Len of Rogers, Arkansas, and Mrs. Nadine Hoeller and husband Bob of LaVale. Five grandchildren, Steve Scherer, Scott Scherer, Len Scherer, Robert Hoeller, and Patricia Leydig, are also surviving, as are 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marion Dutter, Apache Junction, AZ., Beatrice Schubert of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and a brother Marshall Rice of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Memorial services will be held in the Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery Chapel on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Master Sargent Robert M. Hoeller will present the American flag with the Rev. Lee Brotemarkle officiating. Inurnment will follow. 
Saturday, December 14, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted February 14, 2014

 


RITCHEY, Blair William

Hyndman, Pa., Jan. 6.—Services for Blair William Ritchey, 58, stonemason, who died at his home here yesterday, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the home. The Rev. Clewell Miller, pastor of the Evangelical Church, will officiate and interment will be in Hyndman cemetery. A native of Hyndman, Mr. Ritchey was a son of Mrs. Mary Ferner Ritchey, Hyndman, and the late Clinton Ritchey. He was a member of the Reformed Church here. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Laura (Kennedy) Ritchey, whom he married June 20, 1912; and 13 children, Mrs. Clyde Waltman, Ellerslie; Mrs. Robert Crabtree, Corriganville; Mrs. George Smith, Mt Savage; Mrs. Allan Sisler, Mrs. Elmer Hordubay, Mrs. Ray Miller, Mrs. Raymond Sisk, and John Ritchey, all of Hyndman; and William, Robert, Jack, Donald and Erma Jeane, at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Harry Ritchey, Central City, Pa.; Dove Ritchey, Hyndman, and Irvin Ritchey, Gastonville, Pa.; a sister, Miss Veda Ritchey, Hyndman, and 10 grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

 


RITCHEY, Veda E.

HYNDMAN - Veda E. Ritchey, 61, died this morning in Bedford County Memorial Hospital, Bedford, where she had been a patient a month. Born in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Clinton L. and Mary (Ferner) Ritchey. Miss Ritchey held membership in Hyndman Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Auxiliary of the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are three brothers, Harry Ritchey, Central City; Dove E. Ritchey, Hyndman, and John I. Ritchey, Gastonville. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. Harry E. Hull and interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 13, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

 

RITCHEY, William Blair
 
A Hydman man, William Blair Ritchey, 44, died in Cumberland Memorial Hospital Monday morning where he was admitted Dec. 23, with a gunshot wound in his chest. Mr. Ritchey was reported to have been hunting on the Andy Shroyer farm west of Hyndman with his son Billy, aged 12, when he stumbled and his gun discharged, the bullet penetrating a rib and lodging in his chest. He was taken to the Cumberland hospital where surgery was performed. He had been on the critical list since he was admitted to the hospital. An employe at the Celanese Plant in Cumberland, Mr. Ritchey was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oscar Jordan Post No. 7375 Veterans of Foreign Wars and of Hyndman F & AM Lodge No. 589. He was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Hyndman, a son of the late Blair Ritchey and Laura (Kennedy) Ritchey. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife the former Ida Siegner whom he married Dec. 7, 1947, and two sons, William and Ernie Roy; four brothers, John, Canton, O.; Robert, Jack and Donald, all of Hyndman; eight sisters, Mrs. Ethel Waltman, Hyndman; Mrs. Lena Sisler, Hyndman; Mrs. Ruth Crabtree, Akron, O.; Mrs. Mary Smith, Mt. Savage, Md.; Mrs. Maude Hordubay, Manns Choice, Rt. 1; Mrs. Pearl Miller, New Baltimore; Mrs. Audrey Sisk, Hyndman, and Miss Erma Jean Ritchey of Hyndman. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock in the Zeigler Funeral Home, the Rev. John Zinn, pastor of the First United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment in Hyndman cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to <i>4 </i>and 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge and VFW with the VFW conducting military rites at the grave.
The Bedford Gazette, January 2, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 2, 2013

 


RITCHEY, Mrs. Zelda Caroline Kenner

WESTERNPORT — Mrs. Zelda Caroline Ritchey, 54, of Franklin, died Monday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where she had been a patient 12 days. A native of Jennings, Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Ida (Folk) Kenner. She had resided in Franklin the past 27 years and was a member of the Church of God of Piedmont. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Ritchey; three brothers, Charles Kenner, Baltimore; Jonas Kenner, Westernport, and Herman Kenner, Barberton, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Susan Winkler, Franklin. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Church of God, Piedmont, Interment will be in the Mt. View Cemetery at Moscow Mills.
The Cumberland News, April 1, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

 

Name: Norma Rose Ritchie

Parents: James Barber Reed Ritchie and Edna Marie (Steinley) Ritchie

DOB: July 9, 1937 in Washington, PA 

DOD: Dec. 12, 2010 at North Broward Medical Center, Deerfield, FL
 
Predeceased by: parents

Survived by: sisters, Virginia McIntyre of Cumberland and Hila Uhl of Clarysville; brother, James R. Ritchie and wife Annette of Lonaconing
 
Burial: Inurnment, Frostburg Memorial Park

Source: Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, Lonaconing, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 1, 2014

 

RITTER, Mrs. Bridget Lannon Ritter

Piedmont, W. Va., May 13—Mrs Bridget Lannon Ritter, 79, widow of Samuel Ritter, died last night at her home, 54 West Fairview Street. She suffered a paralytic stroke three weeks ago. Mrs. Ritter was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lannnon. Her husband died over 20 years ago. She is survived by one son, Leon Ritter, at home. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, at St. Peter's Catholic Church Westernport, with interment. in the church cemetery
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 13, 1937 - pg 13, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 16, 2011

 


 

RITTER, Mrs. Catherine

"MRS. RITTER DEAD - The Widow Of The Late Paul Ritter Passes Away -
Mrs. Catherine Ritter, widow of the late Paul Ritter, died at 10 o'clock yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George P. Geatz, aged 65 years. The deceased was well-known and respected and leaves the following children: Messrs. Emil Ritter, of Pittsburgh; Jacob and Paul of the firm of Paul Ritter's Sons, Cumberland; Alfred, of Cumberland; Chas. Ritter, Elkins, W. Va.; Mrs. Sebastian Fleckenstein, Mrs. George P. Geatz, Mrs. Walter Hamilton, and Miss Katie Ritter, of Cumberland. Mrs. Ritter came from a prominent German family of Hesse Damstadt, of which she was a native. Her marriage to Mr. Ritter occurred after their arrival in this country. The funeral service will be held at the residence of Mrs. Geatz, 22 Smallwood Street, 10 o'clock Tuesday morning with interment in Greenmont Cemetery. Rev. S. J. Braun, of the Bedford Street German Lutheran Church, will officiate."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Monday 13 Jul 1908
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009



RITTER, Mrs. Katherine Hartig

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Katherine Ritter, 83, formerly of Frostburg, died Saturday at Northwest Texas Hospital, Amarillo, Texas, where she had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Jean McEwin. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Dilfer) Hartig. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ and the Ladies Aid Society. Her husband, Dr. I. L. Ritter, preceded her in death in 1962. Also surviving are a niece, Mrs. Alice Scroggan, Frostburg; a nephew, Paul Hauser, Toms River, N. J., and four grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Hafer Funeral Home, 60 West Main Street, where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. Private services will be conducted there Wednesday by Rev. George Wehler and burial will he in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, September 5, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 7, 2012



RIZER, Alfred

FROSTBURG, July 29 — Alfred Rizer, 82, Zihlman, died yesterday in Miners' Hospital where he was admitted Sunday. He had been employed as a bricklayer most of his life. A native of this community, Mr. Rizer was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Rizer. He belonged to the Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucy (Paton) Rizer; 11 children, Henry Rizer, Zihlman; Louis Rizer, Wiley Ford, W. Va.; Alfred Rizer, Jr., Detroit; John Rizer, a Marine sergeant stationed near Washington; Mrs. Raymond Riggleman, Westernport; Mrs. Ivy Irwin, Mrs. Irene Albright and Mrs. Ruth Gregor, Baltimore; Miss Idella Rizer, at home; Mrs. Dorothy Green, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Mary Nines, Frostburg; 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hater Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 29, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012



 

RIZER, Mrs. Amanda Collins

MT. SAVAGE — Rites for Mrs. Amanda (Collins) Rizer, 67, wife of Howard Rizer, who died Saturday at her home on Calla Hill after a year's illness, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. in Mt. Savage Methodist Church with Rev. L. J. Moore officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Rizer was a member of the Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Arch Rankin, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Paul Greening and Miss Dorothy Rizer, Akron; two sons, Glenn Rizer, Akron, and Richard Rizer, Clifton Forge, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Cora White, Rigby, Idaho, and 10 grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 12, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

RIZER, Mrs. Amelia Kirby

Frostburg, Nov. 20 — Mrs. Amelia (Kirby) Rizer, 85, widow of George Henry Rizer, died last night at the home of her son, Howard Rizer, Mt. Savage, after a lingering illness. A daughter of the late Phillip and Sarah (Metz) Rizer, and a native of Mt. Savage, she was one of the community's oldest residents. Her father, an early settler in the section, was a wagon maker by trade, and known throughout the county. A member of Mt. Savage Methodist church, she was the oldest charter member of the Ladies' Aid Society of the church. Besides Howard, she leaves three sons, Richard T. Rizer, Frostburg, high school supervisor for Allegany county; George and Charles Rizer, Mt. Savage; and three brothers, George, William and Philip Kirby, Mt. Savage. She had 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the home of her son, Howard, with funeral services Wednesday afternoon from the Mt. Savage Methodist church. Rev. Harris Waters, pastor, will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 20, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

 


 

RIZER, Mrs. Amelia Willison

Mrs. Amelia Rizer, a widow, aged 64 years, died at her home, 31 Independence street, this morning. The deceased was a Miss Willison before her marriage and was born near Flintstone. Three daughters and two sons survive, Miss Nora, Mrs. May Beall, Mrs. Nettie White and Clarence and Edward Rizer, all of this city. The funeral will likely take place Friday with interment at Flintstone cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, July 12, 1911
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010

 


 

RIZER, Mrs. Annie M. Butts

Mrs. Annie M. Rizzer[sic], wife of the late Charles L. Rizer, died Wedcnesday nidnight at her home, 46 Polk street, agend 72.  Mrs. Rizer was a lifelong resident.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and of McKinley Chapter, No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by three sons, William P., Harry C. and City Engineer Ralph L. Rizer and one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Martin, all residents of this city.
26 February 1920, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009

 


 

RIZER, Edith Idella Sleeman

MOUNT SAVAGE — Edith Idella (Sleeman) Rizer, 94, formerly of Mount Savage, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Rest Assured Living Center in Meyersdale, Pa. Born July 10, 1909 in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Wesley H. and Myrtle (Ridgely) Sleeman. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Richard T. Rizer; one son, John Richard; one sister, Helen Kathleen Kerr; and one brother, Charles Herbert Sleeman. Mrs. Rizer was a 1927 graduate of Beall High School and graduated from Frostburg State University in 1929. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Penn State University in 1954. She was a teacher for the Allegany County school system retiring in 1969 with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Mount Savage United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Allegany County Retired Teachers Association and the Maryland State Teachers Association. Surviving are her daughter, Jane R. Miller and husband James, Corriganville; one granddaughter, Cheryl Ann Bielen and husband Gregg, Centreville, Va.; one step-granddaughter, Julie Ann Miller, Cumberland; one step-grandson, J. Shawn Miller and wife Regina, Frostburg; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Richard, Ashleigh Marie and Emily Nicole Bielen, Centreville; and special nephew, Donald W. Kerr, Millsboro, Del. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, Frostburg, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Broome officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Savage Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gregg Bielen, Shawn Miller, Wayne Miller, Donald Keene, George Twigg and Thomas Rizer and honorary pallbearer will be Mathew Bielen.
Cumberland Times-News, Thursday, April 29, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2010



RIZER, Mrs. Edna Winebrenner

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Edna Rizer, 48, of 203 West Main Street, died yesterday evening at her home. She had been in failing health two years. She was a native of Carlos. Her husband was the late Wilson Rizer. Besides her mother, Mrs. Nettie  Winebrenner, of here, she is survived by a brother, Floyd Winebrenner, of Carlos, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rizer was a member of the First Methodist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 21, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 8, 2012


 

RIZER, Edwin F.

Edwin F. Rizer, Sr., 74 years old, died at 11 o'clock last night at Western Maryland Hospital. He was born in Cumberland and was a member of a pioneer family. While on a visit to his son, residing in Philadelphia, ten days ago, he was taken ill. He returned to Cumberland accompanied by another son, Harvey L. Rizer, and two days ago entered the hospital. His body was removed to the home of his son at LaVale. For years Mr. Rizer was employed with the United States Express Co., and later in the stores department of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, and was to have retired this month. At one time he was active in politics and was elected under the ward system, several terms, on the Democratic ticket to the City Council. He frequently served as an election official. He was an ardent sportsman and a man of kindly and courteous disposition. His wife, a sister of Assistant Postmaster George. C. Shuck, died several years ago. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Edwin F. Rizer, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; Harvey L. Rizer and Thomas Gordon Rizer, Cumberland, and Mrs. W. L. Diament, Baltimore, Md. He is also survived by two step-children, Richard S. Bell, attorney, Cumberland, and Mrs. Benj. F. Lucas, Baltimore. Mr. Rizer is also survived by a brother, Mason S. Rizer of Forest Park, Illinois. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. from the home of his son in LaVale. The Rev. Dr. H. S. Bowersox, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009



RIZER, Henry W.

ZIHLMAN — Henry W. Rizer, 74, of here, was dead on arrival at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, Saturday. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lucille (Pape) Rizer. His wife Mrs. Anna (Coleman) Rizer preceded him in death. Mr. Rizer was a member of Jennings Run Council JROUAM 15, Mt. Savage. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cleo V. Quinn and Mrs. Betty L. Quinn, both of Zihlman; Mrs. Anna M. Machin, Mt. Savage; five sons, Henry D. Rizer, Youngstown, Ohio; Harold E. Rizer and John E. Rizer, both of Baltimore; Warren K. Rizer, Zihlman; Jackson R. Rizer, LaVale; two brothers, John Rizer, Youngstown, Ohio; Alfred Rizer, Detroit, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Mull, Frostburg; Mrs. Ruth Rose, LaVale; Mrs. Irene Albright, Baltimore, and Mrs Dorothy Green, Willoughby, Ohio. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Donald Russell. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Arthur Blank, Harold and William Miller, Allen Stevens, Carl Deick and Roy Rizer.
The Cumberland News, November 2, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012



 


RIZER, Howard E.


MT. SAVAGE - Howard E. Rizer, 86, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been admitted June 12. Born here, he was a son of the late George H. and Amelia (Kirby) Rizer. His wife, Amanda (Collins) Rizer preceded him in death. He was last employed as a watchman for the George F. Hazelwood Company and was a member of the Mt. Savage United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rankin, Barrelville; Mrs. Dorothy McCrossin, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two sons, Glenn Rizer, Cuyahoga Falls, and Richard Thomas Rizer, Clifton Forge, Va.; three brothers, George A., Charles P., and Richard T. Rizer, here; 14 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland News, June 22, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010



RIZER, Mrs. Ivy Rizer

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Ivy Rizer, 65, formerly of Zihlman, died yesterday at Baltimore. Born in Zihlman, she was a daughter of Alfred and Lucy (Pape) Rizer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Travis, Maysville, W. Va.; Mrs. Michael DeChesare, McCoole; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Green, Ohio; Mrs. Irene Albright, Baltimore; Mrs. Ruth Rose, Cumberland; Mrs. Mary Nine, Frostburg; three brothers, John Rizer, Ohio; Alfred Rizer, Detroit, Mich.; and Henry Rizer, Zihlman; and three grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 22, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012




 
RIZER, Jacob


Jacob Rizer, a well known and prosperous farmer of the Wellersburg, Pa., district, died at the home of his son, Simon Rizer, above Wellersburg, in Somerset county, Pa., last night, aged 82 years. He is survived by one son, his wife having died twelve years ago. The deceased was a splendid type of the many frugal and industrious Germans that helped to settle and cultivate the mountainous part of Pennsylvania, and following the vocation of farming, he amassed a comfortable competency. The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, with services in the Wellersburg Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Mr. Rizer was a frequent visitor to this city for many years prior to his death, and was well known to the older generation of German citizens, by whom he was highly esteemed.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, April 30, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010



RIZER, James W.

FROSTBURG - James W. Rizer, 69, of here, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health for several years. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Williams) Rizer. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Frostburg Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mary (Eisentrout) Rizer; two daughters, Mrs. Henry McKenzie, Borden, and Mrs. Marshall Caton Jr., Frostburg; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Paul, Mt. Savage, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the residence of Thomas Eisentrout, 66 West Mechanic Street. Services will be conducted Wednesday 2 p. m. at the residence by Rev. Robert W. Curent, pastor of First Methodist Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Members of Farrady Post 24, American Legion, will serve as pallbearers and will conduct graveside military rites.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 9, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 24, 2012


RIZER, John F.

FROSTBURG - John F. "Pex" Rizer, 76, of 1605 Meadowbrook Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, died Dec. 17 in Casa Grande Medical Center, Ariz. Born in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lucy (Pate) Rizer. Mr. Rizer had resided in Youngstown since 1951 and was retired from the Republic Steel Corporation. He retired from the U. S. Marines in 1948, having served 20 years. He was a member of the Hitchcock Woods Christian Church and AARP 454. Surviving are his widow, Lena V. (Martens) Rizer; two daughters, Mrs. Linda McClelland, Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Shirley Lee, Salem, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Green, Midland; Mrs. Ruth Rose, Cumberland, and Mrs. Irveen Albright, Baltimore, and two grandchildren. Services were conducted Monday and interment was in Youngstown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012



RIZER, Mrs. Lillie Belle Trimble

HYNDMAN - Lillie Belle Rizer, 92, of Wellersburg, died Saturday. Born on December 26, 1870, at Wellersburg, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Mary (Brinham) Trimble. Her husband, Edward Rizer, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Sansom, Cumberland, and Mrs. Edith Miller, Wellersburg. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. J. L. Tenney. Interment will be in Wellersburg Reform Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 14, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 9, 2012

 


RIZER, Mrs. Mary A. Eisentrout


FROSTBURG - Mrs. Mary A. Rizer, 56, of 65 East Main Street, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marshall Caton, Jr., of 214 West Main Street. She was a daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Lashbaugh) Eisentrout, of here. Her husband, James Rizer, died one month ago today. Besides her parents and daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Henry L. McKenzie, Borden; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Ryan, Eckhart; Mrs. William Davis, Frostburg; Mrs. Howard Davis, Old Bridge, N. J., and Mrs. Allen Fergueson, Frostburg; two brothers, Thomas J. Eisentrout, Frostburg, and James Eisentrout, Cumberland, and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Rizer was a member of First Methodist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 8, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2010


 



 


RIZER, Mrs. Mary Eveline Shaffer


Mary Eveline Rizer, 92, formerly of Hyndman, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Center, Everett. She was born Dec. 16, 1907, in Hyndman, a daughter of Martha Jane and William Harry Shaffer. Her husband, Eugene R. Rizer, preceded her in death in 1980. She is survived by two daughters: Carol, wife of Richard Miller, of Falls Church, Va., and Mary Jane, wife of Larry Brewster, Mississippi; a sister, Elizabeth Thomas, Hyndman; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons: Wayne E. and Donald E. Mrs. Rizer was a homemaker and a member of First Avenue United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Avenue United Methodist Church, Hyndman, with the Rev. Julie Applegate officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman; and at the church one hour prior to the service.
The Bedford Gazette, August 4, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


 



 


RIZER, William Perry


William Perry Rizer, 82, of 441 North Centre Street, Masonic leader, former city and Queen City Brewing Company official, died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Born November 14, 1868 here, Mr. Rizer spent his lifetime in Cumberland and despite a keen and active interest in fraternal and business affairs, found time to travel extensively in the United States. He was educated in local schools and was graduated from the Union Street School when it was a new building.


Worked With Father
In his early years he worked with his father, the late Charles L. Rizer, a local roofing contractor. His mother was the late Amanda (Butts) Rizer. During his employment with his father, and with the J. C. Orrick Company, he became adept as a bookkeeper. In 1900 he became confidential secretary to the late Governor Lloyd Lowndes and looked after the affairs of the Payne Spring Tanning Company which Lowndes owned here. He followed this work for three years during which time he accepted a position as bookkeeper with the German (now Queen City) Brewing Company which was then being organized. He worked at both jobs until Lowndes returned here after his term as governor. He was a director of the brewing company for more than 30 years, retiring as its secretary- treasurer in 1947. Mr. Rizer served two terms in city council under the old "ward system." He was a member of the council and a member of the City Hall Committee and city treasurer when the old building burned.


Became Mason in 1892
His Masonic activities date back to 1892 when he joined Ohr Lodge No. 131, A. F. and A. M. Five years later he was worshipful master, an office he held for seven years to set a Cumberland lodge record for continuous service in that office. He was secretary of Ohr Lodge for 25 years and held about all Masonic offices possible at various times. In addition he was a member of Salem Chapter, No. 18 Royal Arch Masons; a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite bodies; Salem Council No. 11, R. and S. M.; Knight Templar Antioch, Commandery No. 6; impressario for 18 years of Royal Order of Jesters;' past patron and secretary of McKinley Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. He was a past grand patron of the Order of Eastern Star, serving that office in 1905.


Helped with Temple
Mr. Rizer was also Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, a member of Lodge No. 83, B. P. O. Elks, and Junior Order United American Mechanics. Mr. Rizer was among those who helped select the site of the Masonic Temple, Green Street. He was secretary of the group and collected all funds spent for construction and equipment. He is credited with working out a 20-year financing plan which paid out in less than ten years. The building was started in 1910, the cornerstone laid in 1911 and dedicated in 1912. Several years later, Mr. Rizer and others began talking about a country club for Masons and Shriners and sketches were prepared in the early 1930s. One was finally selected. The Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club, Baltimore Pike, is the result of these efforts. He was a member of the club's board of directors for many years.


St. Paul's Member
Mr. Rizer also followed his family allegiance to the Lutheran Church. He had been a member and active in affairs of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for many years. Surviving, are his wife, Mrs. Bessie (Cessna) Rizer and the following children: Mrs. Evelyn Naurene Williams, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Gladys Marie Taylor, city; Mrs. James Thom, La Vale; one stepson, C. N. Cessna, at home; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph L. Rizer, city engineer, Harry Rizer, city; one sister, Mrs. William Martin, Narrows Park. The body is at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 2, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010



 


RIZER, Wilson


FROSTBURG — Wilson Rizer, 38, died at his home, 203 West Main Street, suddenly this morning. Mr. Rizer was the son of Howard and Amanda Rizer, Mt. Savage. He was a member of First Methodist Church and had been an employe at the Amcelle plant of Celanese Corporation for the past 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna (Winebrenner) Rizer; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Rankin, Barrelville, and Mrs. Rosetta Greening, and Miss Dorothy Rizer, both of Akron; two brothers, Glenn Rizer, of Cumberland, and Richard Rizer, of Virginia. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010


 



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