Charles P. Riesbeck, Jr.

April 11, 1934 - December 26, 2006

04/11/1934 - 12/26/2006

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday December 28, 2006
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday December 29, 2006
12:00 pm
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 Da | Directions
Service
Friday December 29, 2006
12:00 pm
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lafferty, OH 43951
Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

Charles P. Riesbeck, Jr., 72, of Gahanna, Ohio, formerly of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Hamden, Conn., died December 26, 2006 in Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born April 11, 1934, in Wheeling, WV., the son of the late Charles P. Riesbeck, Sr. and Beatrice Cline Riesbeck.
He graduated from St. John Central High School, Bellaire, Ohio and attended the University of Dayton and Cornell University.
Charles retired from his position as Supreme Secretary of the Knights of Columbus, New Haven, Conn., in 2001. He was most recently the corporate secretary of Riesbeck Food Markets, Inc., St. Clairsville.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacqueline M. Donathan, and his brother, John M. Riesbeck.
Charles is survivied by his wife of 53 years, Anne E. McCort; and seven children, Judith A, John Wright and Deborah R. Hanson of St. Clairsville, Charles M. Melody Riesbeck , of Bellaire, Robert J. Lynda Riesbeck of Irvine, CA., Rebecca A. Raymond Wetmore of Hamden, James C. Molly Riesbeck of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Kathleen M. Dave Burgan of Blacklick, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Church, Gahanna, and a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Charles was elected Supreme Secretary of the Knights of Columbus in 1984. He was a charter member of Our Lady Of Peace Council 4243, St. Clairsville, where he served as Grand Knight in 1965. He was also a Sir Knight of the Jack Barry Fourth Degree Assembly in Bellaire. He served the Ohio States Council of the Knights of Columbus as Warden Advocate, Treasurer, Secretary, and State Deputy. He continued to serve on the Supreme Council as a Special Consultant to the Supreme Knight until his death.
In 1985, Charles received the Papal honor of Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great from His Holiness Pope John Paul II.In 2001, he was inducted into the Knights of the order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
He was past president and general manager of Riesbeck Food Markets, Inc., and past president of the Ohio Retail Food Dealers Association.
He previously served as a Director of Citizen National Bank; President of St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce; and a member of St. Clairsville City Council.
The family will receive friends Thursday Thursday, December 28, 2006, from 1-4 and 6-9 PM, at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematry, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950. Vigil services will be held at 6 PM.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 29, 2006 at Noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio, by longtime friend, Monsignor George R. Coyne.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary’s Central School, 226 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, or to St. Matthew School, 795 Havens Corner Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43240.

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John and Paula Vendlinski
7 years ago

Anne and Family: Paula and I want to express our sympathy to you all with the passing of C. P. Jr. We admired Charlie for his dedication to family, his life interest in the K of C, and his dedication to Riesbeck Food Markets. We are saddened by his passing and the fact we will be unable to attend his final celebration of life.

We are sure God is well pleased with his contributions to family and society and that he has joined Jackie, Mia and our other family members in Heaven. Our prayer and thoughts are with all of you

Melanie McCort-Tipton
7 years ago

Aunt Kay,

I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. May your fond memories warm your heart.

Love,

Lanie

Wendelyn Hrabak
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Anne and Family,

I was so sorry to learn of Uncle Charles’ death. My memories of him from my summer visits with your family are of a man with a warm, comforting presence and generous spirit. Going to the store with him and Judy and Debby after church on Sundays to pick out breakfast treats is one of those childhood “warm fuzzies” that will always be with me. I know what a painful gap his loss will leave in all your lives, but I also know that he will always be with you, like my father is with me.

With love,

Wendy

Melanie McCort-Tipton
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Anne and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family with the passing of Uncle Charlie.

Love,

Lanie and Mike

Jennifer Camerato Vessicchio
7 years ago

Dear Jim & Family,

I am sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Fondly,

Jen Camerato

Joe Wasko
7 years ago

Dear Riesbeck Family I am very saddened to hear about your father,we have lost both,remember that they will always be with us.When I hear the Riesbeck name I think”GOOD” people always willing to help always there.Sorry i missed the funeral,my thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe Wasko

David Donathan
7 years ago

Dear Riesbeck Family,

I was surprised and saddened to read about the passing of Mr. Riesbeck. It has been a long time since I have seen most of you. However, I have often wondered how you were doing. We are in St. C. for the holidays, but we must return home early Thursday. Therefore, we are unable to attend the visitation or the funeral. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

David and Karen Donathan & Family

Joan Anderson
7 years ago

Dear Riesbeck Family,

It was with great sadness that I learned of Charles’ passing while reading online. Charles was a very special man who was concerned for others. Please know that I, as well as the people in my church, am praying for your family during this difficult time. May God comfort your hearts.

Joan Anderson

Easley, SC

bob ney
7 years ago

dear riesbeck family,

sorry to read of the passing of charles. your family is a good family that many people in the valley respect and appreciate. charles was so known and respected for his work in the knights of columbus by many people that i met over the years. his concern for the community and people that he dealt with is also well known and appreciated.

our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

sincerely,

bob, liz, bobby and kayla ney

Lisa Kordorsky Alberino
7 years ago

Dearest Kathy and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I think of you often and will be especially thinking of you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

Love, Lisa

Lee & Judy Eilert
7 years ago

Debbie & Family:

Currently in Seattle visiting with family. Saw the obit. on line. Simply want to express our condolences. May the resurrection of our Lord provide you with reason for comfort and hope during this time of grief and sorrow.

Lee & Judy Eilert

J. Patrick & Lois Moran
7 years ago

Pat and I were saddened to learn of Cbarlie’s death, although we had known that he had been having severe health problems for quite some time.

We will always remember the K of C gatherings and the friends that were made, the work that was done and the fun that we had. Along with his family, the Knights of Columbus was Charlie’s life.

Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Pat & Lois