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John Riegler

September 16, 1955 — June 26, 2022

Liberty, New York

John Riegler

John F. Riegler of Liberty, NY, a retired Village of Monticello Police Officer and a longtime area resident died Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.  He was 66.

The son of the late John F. and Theresa McCrave Riegler, John was born September 16, 1955 in Queens, NY.

John was a Monticello Police Officer for 32 years where he had served as President of the PBA, he had also worked as a Village of Liberty Police Officer for three years before going to the Monticello PD.  In retirement he founded MDK, Inc an IT Firm. John was a professional WWF Referee and Wrestler in the 1980's and 1990's. He was a fourth degree Master Instructor in Martial Arts and had owned a martial arts studio in Deposit, NY for several years.  John was the President of the "Wild Pigs" Motorcycle Club and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was always an athlete and played several sports including hockey, golf and karate. John played in the American Hockey League, and the Canadian American Hockey League, both semi-pro leagues. He spent any free time he had drawing and creating art work in his home studio.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn "Kitty" Weyls Riegler, at home; two daughters, Amanda Mita and her husband, Joe of Pine Island, NY and Jennifer Riegler of Liberty, NY; one son, Andrew Riegler and his wife Aimee of So. Burlington, VT; one brother, Gerald Riegler and his wife Alexandra of Florida; six grandchildren, Devaun, Aaliyah, Jaxsen, Alexander, Axel and Ari.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 2-4 PM in the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 4 PM in the funeral home. Pastor Paul Minton will officiate.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or www. Harris-FH.com

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Visitation

Sunday, July 10, 2022

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Harris Funeral Home

, Liberty, NY 12754

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Funeral Service

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harris Funeral Home

, Liberty, NY 12754

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