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George C. Riebe

June 21, 1941 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old



George C. Riebe Jr.  1941-2023

George C. Riebe Jr., 82, formerly of Sunnybrook Drive in Youngstown, passed away peacefully at Victoria House Assisted Living on July 15, 2023.

George was born June 21, 1941 in Grove City, PA, to the late George C. Riebe Sr. and Flora (Volpe) Riebe Gray. He attended Austintown Fitch High School and enlisted in the United States Army in 1959. After an Honorable discharge, he returned to the area where he met and married the love of his life, JoAnn Zikovich, on May 21, 1964. They recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.  George worked for Hynes Industries for 30 years until he retired due to an injury in 1994.

George was a devoted member of the Highway Tabernacle for over 35 years. He volunteered at the church for many years, first as a cameraman, videotaping the services and special events. While JoAnn was the supervisor in the kitchen at Highway, he became her assistant, and church handyman. George was an avid collector and was the President of the Mahoning Valley County Stamp Club for many years. He is remembered for his passion for old cars, stamp collecting, westerns, chocolate, and the Cleveland Browns and Guardians. Those who knew George, knew he could be quite crotchety, but had the heart of a lion!

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn, their four children, Nicholina Riebe (Brett Woodcock) of Hollywood, Florida, Diana (John) Burns of Canfield, Ohio, David (Erin) Riebe of Charleston, West Virginia, Richard (Andrea) Riebe of Boardman, Ohio. Grandchildren: Michael, Amanda, Kelly, and Nicholas Riebe, Romann and Aaron Williams Jr. and great granddaughter Maya Scott and his brother, James A. (Gloria) Riebe of Howland. He also leaves many cousins and close friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.

To honor George’s memory and celebrate his life, visitation and a service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Highway Tabernacle located at 3000 S. Raccoon Rd, Austintown, Ohio, from 9:30 am thru 11:00 am following the funeral service at 11:00am with Pastor Bull presiding. George will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

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July 22, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Highway Tabernacle Church
3000 S. Raccoon Rd
Austintown, OH 44515

Funeral Service
July 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Highway Tabernacle Church
3000 S. Raccoon Rd
Austintown, OH 44515


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