James Riggs

Obituary of James Riggs

Riggs, James E.

Webster: passed away on 10/31 at age 85. Predeceased by son Thomas (Bonnie). Survived by loving wife of 53 years Karen, daughter Laura (Eli) Montoya, sons James (Sue) and Brant. Grandchildren Aurora, Haylee, Savannah, James, Lily and Isla. 4 Great Grandchildren.


Jim attended Aquinas Institute where he was a member of the famous football team of 1947-49. He graduated from the University of New Mexico and served as a Captain in the USAF. He worked 30 years at the Rochester Button Company leaving as Vice President. He later worked at Shantz Associates as National Sales Manager.


He was affiliated with the Rochester Ski Club, Gypsy Softball Club and Orleans County Men's Senior Golf League. Jim and Karen enjoyed 21 years of retirement spending winters in Carmel, California and later Anna Marie Island, Florida.


The family is grateful to everyone at the Palliative Care Unit at Strong for their wonderful care. Private interment held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may donate to Rochester School for the Deaf 1545 St Paul St, Rochester, NY 14621.

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