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Robert Joseph Riggs
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Obituary for Robert Joseph Riggs

Robert J. Riggs 74, of New Matamoras, OH passed away early Thursday morning at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born April 12, 1943 in Cleveland, OH to the late Robert and Birdie Riggs and was raised by his paternal grandparents Elmer and Matilda Riggs.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was president of the New Matamoras Historical Society, loved to read and research local history and family Genealogy. He retired from Cytec with 35 years of service.
He is survived by his wife Patricia (Pancoast) Riggs, two daughters Lorrie Riggs of Martins Ferry OH, and Krista Riggs of Cleveland, OH. He is also survived by sisters Elaine Ladina of Oberlin, OH, Linda Arneberg of Oregon, and Ginger Riggs of California, Jean Ewing of Waterford, OH, Sue Holpp of Williamstown, WV, and brothers David Riggs of Newport, OH, and Larry Riggs of Virginia.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandparents, brothers, Elmer Jr., Dean, Glen, and Thomas Riggs, and sisters Eleanor Clark and Ruth Patterman.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras Chapel, 700 Main St., New Matamoras, OH. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Monday, May 22 at the funeral home with Pastor David Beaver officiating.
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