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Roger Riemer

June 5, 1939 — February 25, 2023

(Waterport)  Roger “Butch” Riemer age 83 passed away February 25, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 5, 1939 in Medina, a son of the late Edward George and Edna J. (Voelker) Riemer and had lived in this area all of his life.

Butch graduated from Lyndonville Central School District in 1957 and after graduation he served in the US Navy.  He had a special love for sports, particularly baseball.  Butch had over 30 years umpiring at the high school and college levels and was inducted into the Genesee Valley Umpire Hall of fame in 2016.  He coached amateur baseball at various levels and was most proud of the time he spent serving as assistant coach for Class A professional baseball while his son Tim served as manager.  Butch also refereed high school basketball.  He was a former member of the Lyndonville Lion’s Club. But most important to him was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving grandfather Voelker, with whom he shared a special relationship with; his sister-in-law Donna MacPherson.

Butch is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Valerie J. Riemer; his sons Rob (Jennifer) Riemer of Medina, Tim (Stacey) Riemer of Charlotte, NC, Todd Riemer of Waterport; grandchildren Ryan (Emily), Matt, Brett, Sydney, Jenahlee, Josh; great-granddaughter Belle; brother-in-law Jerry (Jessie) Smith; sister-in-law Sandra (Dick) Randazzo; sister Norma Webster as well as several nieces and nephews.

There are no prior calling hours.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes of Albion.

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