Myron Rieser- Obituary, The Plainfield Enterprise
Last updated 10/13/2022 at 9:04am
Myron Paul Rieser of Plainfield, Illinois, (last resided in Los Gatos, California), passed away peacefully at age 83 on September 23, 2022 after bravely battling cancer for several years. Myron was born February 6,1939 to Ruth (Kuhn) and Clarence Rieser. As the eldest of five children, much of his early life was spent on the family farm in Plainfield, IL, where he graduated from Plainfield High School in the Class of 1957. After attending Northern Illinois University, Myron took a position with Dyna-Color in Aurora, Illinois and was subsequently transferred to Virginia. Myron ultimately ended up in Maryland as a Vice President for District Photo Inc. where he raised his family.
Myron and Lynne Anne See (m. 1960) were blessed with three wonderful children – Todd (Mary Martinelli), Beth (Kevin Bacchi) and Scarlet (Ted Wert) and four grandchildren- Chad and Rachel Rieser, and Brianna and Kaitlyn Wert. Myron was also a beloved stepfather to Chris Lark, whom he loved along with Chris's daughters, Amanda, Sarah and Sophie.
Myron was passionate about family and sports. He played football in his younger days, softball as an adult, and then watched his grandchildren's participation in sports during his later years which was his true "happy place"! He also loved his hometown, Chicago Cubs baseball team as well as his local, Washington Redskins football team (now Commanders).
Following retirement from District Photo Inc., Myron moved West, starting in Wyoming where he found his companion, Sue Cristallo. They resided in Los Gatos, CA where he enjoyed his peaceful retirement on Sue's horse ranch for 13 years. They also enjoyed spending time with Sue's children, Jennifer, Margi, Jeff and Andy, along with her grandchildren, Bradley, Mackenzie, and Madison LaRue, and Randy Brown.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alvin, and niece, Valerie Berger. Myron is survived by his three loving sisters Laurenda, Charlene and Sally, along with many incredible cousins, nieces, and nephews.
To honor his wishes, Myron will be cremated, and his remains will be with his children in Southern California as well as a New Orleans themed "celebration of life" is planned for February 2023.
Myron's "larger than life" personality and positive disposition is what made him the man he was, bringing joy to all those around him. With Myron's heart being as big as it was, in lieu of flowers, his wish was for you to donate to the charity of your choice.
That said, remember Myron as the "eternal optimist" who put a smile on the face of anyone he was in contact with.
"Whoever is happy will make others happy too". -Anne Frank
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