October 6, 2015


Robert K. Rieck

OBIT FLAGRieckRobertRobert K. Rieck, 81, of Westlake formerly of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Westbay Care and Rehabilitation Center in Westlake, following a long illness. He was born December 26, 1932 in Cleveland.

Robert served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. He had worked at Stewart Appliance as a salesman, following retirement he worked at Convenient Food Mart on Chestnut Ridge Rd.

Robert was a member of Oberlin Masonic Lodge #380 where he was Past Master, Oberlin Royal Arch Mason #219, El Ray Grotto where he was a Past Monarch, and North Ridgeville VFW Post #9871. Robert enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Barbara J. (nee Sherman); daughter, Irene M. Henderson of Rocky River; son, Robert R. Rieck III of Grafton; additional survivors include two grandchildren, Denise Raynes (David) of Rocky River, Cindi Badger (Jason) of California; four great grandchildren, Katrina, Brianna, Lily, Jason II; and a brother, Ronald Rieck (Nancy) of Rocky River.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Helen (nee Bartok) Rieck; and two brothers, Roger and Richard Rieck.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 P.M., Saturday, January 25, 2014 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where Masonic Lodge Services will be at 5 P.M. immediately following visitation in the funeral home. Burial will be private at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon with V.F.W. Post #9871 providing full military honors.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com