Walter G. Riedesel

WESTFIELD – Walter G. Riedesel, 93, of Westfield, N.Y., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, surrounded by his family on his 68th wedding anniversary.

Walter was born on June 27, 1920, in the Oklahoma panhandle. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Iola (Reynolds) Riedesel; and their three children: George (Tracy) Riedesel of Millcreek Township, Pa., Marian (Norman) Allen of Erie, Pa., and Donna Riedesel of Westfield, N.Y.; and by his five grandchildren: Dr. Jeremy Riedesel of Westfield, Christopher Riedesel of Burbank, Calif., Jennifer Allen of Portland, Ore., Valerie Allen of Canton, Ga., and Jacob Allen of Erie, Pa.; and by his one great-granddaughter, Abigail Luella Miller of Portland, Ore.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church and Society of Westfield, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787.

Memorials may be made to the Fire Department of Westfield Memorial Fund, 23 Elm St., or to the Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., both in Westfield, NY 14787.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787. Log on to to send the Riedesel family a message of sympathy or to light a memorial candle.