William Riegler
  March 9, 1951 - August 13, 2013

Rome lost a wonderful man this month. William "Bill" Riegler passed away unexpectedly on August 13, 2013. Bill worked for the Rome Sentinel for many years. Bill, his wife Jill and their son Troy have been a monumental part of the Rome Sentinel's history. Bill was also an avid race fan and spent most of his spare time at Utica Rome Speedway with his family. If you have any memories you would like to share, please feel free to message them to me. A fund to help with expenses has also been set up at NBT Bank 853 Black River Blvd in Rome 315-337-7393 c/o Holly Hoag "Bill's Gift Account." - From Anna Riegler, facebook 8-25-2013

MaryAnn Stagliano Rotolo I worked at the Rome Sentinel for 16 years. I worked in the Classified department while Bill worked in Circulation. I was so saddened when I learned of his passing. Bill was a friendly, kind, and caring person. He treated all co workers, carriers and customers with respect. He and Jill were a special couple who were soul-mates. They had a beautiful loving family. My sincere sympathy to Jill and family for their loss. Job well done Bill. Rest in peace.

Judy Wimett I worked with both of them at the sentinel. There is no one kinder and nicer than Jill. Bill always had a smile on his face and they were always happy to be together. What a shame. My sympathies to Jill and her family.

Brenda Fosella WOw. I'm shocked he was the best paper delivery guys I knew. He was the most polite and happy go lucky guy. I'm gonna surely miss him. I knew he was starting to look tired so I told him sit in your car and I'll get the paper from you when I can. I didn't know his wife but he always spoke very highly of her. He always thought of his wife and sign holiday cards and/or a note of thank-you with "Love Bill & Jill". I know I will I probably won't ever see a guy as good as him.

William C. Riegler, 62, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. He was born on March 9, 1951, the son of Paul and Rosemary Neudecker Riegler. He was a graduate of RFA, class of 1970. Bill was untied in marriage to the former Jill MacFarland, the love of his life, in 1971.

Bill started a dairy farm in Blossvale while he was still in high school and continued with farming until 1977. He then went to work at Camden Wire as a machine operator until his retirement. With his free time upon retiring, Bill went to work as a carrier for the Rome Sentinel. In describing what was most important to Bill, first was being with his family, then dirt track racing at Utica Rome, super dirt racing week at the State Fair grounds and his many customers on his paper route.

Surviving are his wife Jill; two sons and daughter-in-law, Chad and Anna, WY, and Troy of Rome; four daughters and three sons-in-law, April and Carl Roser, Taberg, Holly and Scott Hoag, Rome, Heather and Danny Congden, Camden, and Tina Riegler, Rome. Bill considered three more girls as his daughters also, and with a smile would call them #5, Michelle Colosimo, #6, Hillary Hylla, and #7, Debby Worth.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Nicole (Justin) Trammell, Ashley Roser, Rebecca Roser, Austin Roser, Vivian Roser, Lily Congden and Clara Congden, and an eighth grandchild is expected; one great-grandchild, Haylee Trammell; one sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and James Salisbury, Lee; sister-in-law, Colleen Riegler, Rome; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at the Taberg Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Burial Lee State Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 401 N. George St., Sunday from 3-6 p.m.

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