John Riha


CHICKAMAUGA John F. Riha, 85, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in a local hospital.Mr. Riha was a native of Manhattan, NY, spent many years in California before moving to Chickamauga in 1994. He was a member of the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran, and was employed as a stone mason for many years. Mr. Riha enjoyed woodworking, painting, and fishing, and was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Stanley and Louise Hemann Riha;daughter, Virginia Rowley; and brother, Albert Stanley Riha, Jr.Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Minnie Mae Riha; children, Cecil and James Menasco, Shelly Crawford, Sherry Eychaner, Juanita Solomon, and John H. Riha; seventeen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Billy Jacks officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. To share expressions of sympathy, visit family will receive friends Monday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

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