Raymond A. Riebel, age 70, of West Jefferson, Ohio, died November 13, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with lung/brain cancer. His wife was at his side. He was a member of Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway. He graduated from West Jefferson High School and retired from Armstrong World Industries in Hilliard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Myrtle Riebel and his brother, Charlie and sister-in-law, Kathy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Diana (Huffman), his son Philip and wife Patty of Galloway, Ohio, and their children Brittany and Zachary; son Michael and wife Nancy of Powell, Ohio, and their children Eric and Raquel; and daughter Melinda McKenzie, West Jefferson, and her sons, Joshua Phillips and Ian McKenzie; and his sister, Frieda Riebel of West Jefferson. He was a special Uncle and Cousin to many.
Ray loved retirement and enjoyed spending time with his family. Even during chemo and radiation, he went fishing almost every day. Ray enjoyed traveling and the many vacations spent with his children and grandchildren.
A very special thanks to his Hospice caregivers, Sandy, Johnna, and Dorothy.
Viewing hours will be Tuesday, November 17th from 4-7 p.m. at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 18th at 11 a.m at Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Rd., Galloway, OH 43119 with viewing one hour prior to the service.
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