Donald Glenn Rigerman entered into his eternal rest on
August 29, 2012 at Collier Hospice Center. He was born
November 16, 1925 in Lockport, NY, the son of Howard and
Catherine (Dwyer) Rigerman. He married Barbara Wendler on
October 16, 1948 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Wolcottsburg, NY. They were married for over 56 years, until
Barbara’s death in February, 2005.
Mr. Rigerman attended Parker High School in Clarence, NY.
Don served in the US Navy from September, 1943 to April,
1946 as a Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class on LST 667. Maintaining
the ship’s guns was the beginning of many years in the
machinist and maintenance field, including employment with
Packaging Corporation of America, Amoco
Plastic Products and Gates Energy Products.
Mr. Rigerman is survived by his three children: Dennis and
his wife, Christine, Laura and her partner,
Thom DiGeronimo and Deborah and her husband,
He also leaves 4 grandchildren: Casey Rigerman,
Jason Zettervall, Rachel Martineau and Ryan Rigerman.
In addition, Don had 2 great grandchildren: Emma Grace and
Levi Caleb Martineau.
Don was predeceased by his
wife, Barbara; his brother, Richard Rigerman and his wife,
Norma; and two brothers-in-law, Earl Schubel, husband of
Barbara’s sister, Adeline; and Barbara’s brother, Arthur
Wendler, who also passed away on August 29th.