Roger “Butch” Riemer

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 February 2023 at 12:01 pm

WATERPORT – Roger “Butch” Riemer, 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 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 Lions 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; and 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, and Todd Riemer of Waterport; grandchildren, Ryan (Emily), Matt, Brett, Sydney, Jenahlee and 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, Inc. Albion.

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