William N. Riker

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William N. Riker


     William N. “Bill” Riker, 72, of Paradise, PA, passed away at home on Monday, May 28, 2018. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Mabel (Sturgis) Riker.  He was the loving husband of Rita L. (Green) Kuhns Riker. They observed their 36th wedding anniversary last August.

     Mr. Riker was a self-employed delivery contractor for Lancaster Newspapers.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he enjoyed boating, fishing, socializing and visiting with friends and family, and was a member of the NRA, Christiana American Legion, and the Paradise Sportsman’s Assoc.

     He will be lovingly missed by his wife; six children, Laura Riker, Lancaster, Liesa wife of Jeffrey Knippenberg, Denver, Melissa wife of Michael Kneisley, Leola, Stephanie Kuhns Riker, Kennett Square, Thomas R. Riker, Harrisburg, Jazmine Riker, at home; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. 

     Memorial Services: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Strasburg Baptist Church, 120 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks with greeting time from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Kindly omit flowers. Interment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date. 

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