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April 6, 1944 - September 2, 2023
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George F. Riedmiller, a lifelong resident of Scranton and the unofficial Mayor of South Scranton, passed away on Saturday at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center, following an illness. He was 79 years old.
He is survived by the love of his life, his best friend, caregiver and wife of 56 years, Margaret “Marge” (Keenan) Riedmiller. The couple married on April 22, 1967.
Born on April 6, 1944, George was the son of the late George and Catherine (Birtel) Riedmiller. Educated in Scranton Schools, George then began his longtime sales career. His innate ability to connect with his customers through his engaging personality made him the ultimate salesman. After working as sales manager for over 30 years at Crawford Garage Doors, he retired from All Door Sales, Inc., Swoyersville, where he spent the final 18 years of his career. Upon retirement, he worked for The Scranton School District in student transport.
George’s longtime involvement in the community through volunteerism forged lifelong relationships while also leading him to become a staple in South Scranton… and beyond. At South Scranton Little League, he coached baseball for over two decades before serving as league vice president for five years. His impact on his players’ lives and dedication to his teams is still admired by those who were under his tutelage until this day. He was a biddy basketball score keeper, an assistant master of the Cub Scouts and a pillar in the Nativity of Our Lord – St. John’s Neumann Parish community. His longtime involvement with the church ranged from serving as a Eucharistic Minster to serving food at the annual church picnic.
A true sportsman, he was a hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. His cottage in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, became a gathering spot for countless friends and family throughout the years. Lastly, the Green Bay Packers organization are now mourning the loss of its biggest fan: George F. Riedmiller.
George may be remembered best for his humor. He was always armed with a joke, including perpetually recycled ones. He was a good man who leaves behind a legacy now in the hands of his family who truly meant everything to him. George is certainly now at peace but will forever be missed by all who knew him.
Along with Marge, he is survived by his son, Brian Riedmiller, of whom he was so proud, and wife Stacey of Lakeland, FL.; his adored grandchildren, Cameron Alexis and Logan Arnold Riedmiller; his sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Riedmiller of Scranton and Mary Kay Sears and husband Jeff of Moosic; his brothers-in-law, Thomas Keenan, Sr. and wife Diane of MI. and John “Jack” Keenan, Jr., and wife Paula of Taylor; and many nieces and nephews whom George considered children of his own.
Siblings, Thomas Riedmiller and Katherine O’Malley and husband Peter; and a nephew, Paul Keenan, also preceded George in death.
Marge would like to thank the entire staff of Allied Skilled Nursing Center where George had lived for nine years; and longtime physician and friend, Dr. Philip Boccagno, for their collective care and genuine compassion throughout the years.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Navity of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard Street, Scranton. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.
Family and friends will pay their respects on Friday at the funeral home between 4-7:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to either St. Joseph’s Center c/o 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton PA. 18509 or to Pennsylvanians for Human Life c/o 400 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA 18503.