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Richard Lee Rissler

July 26, 1931 — August 22, 2022

Richard Lee Rissler (Dick) passed away on August 22, 2022. He was 91 years old.

Dr. Rissler was born in Charlestown, West Virginia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brown Rissler.  Dr. Rissler graduated Charlestown High School in 1949.  After one year at Shepherd College, he spent 4 years in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War with one year in Korea. He then completed his pre-vet studies at Shepherd and the University of West Virginia prior to be accepted to the School of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University in 1957.  He received his undergraduate degree in agriculture in 1959 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1961.  Dr. Rissler retired in 1998 as Director of Operation Support with the USDA.

In his spare time, Dr. Rissler enjoyed gardening, spending time with his beloved cats, and loved to feed the birds.  He was an avid Western movie lover and enjoyed watching football. 

Dr. Rissler was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen, and was the loving father to Richard Rissler (Stacy) of Owings, Maryland, and Lee Ann Rissler (James Wigglesworth) of Crofton, Maryland.  He was the devoted grandfather to Rachel Rissler, daughter of Rich and Stacy Rissler.

At Dr. Rissler’s request, there will be no services.

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