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Hedwig Ries

January 17, 1927 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

 

Hedwig Elisabeth Ries of Gainesville, Florida passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest P. Ries and the devoted mother of Monica Schlatterer (Jürgen) and Robert Ries (Patricia Murphy). She was a loving grandmother to Melanie Kistner (Jochen), Jessica Moderhak (Karsten) and Emma Ries as well as a cherished great grand­mother to Alexander, Christian, Adrian, and Emma.

 

Hedwig was born to Emma and Otto Kilian in Flehingen, Germany, one of seven siblings. She emigrated to the United States in 1952 and wed Ernest on June 12, 1954. She lived for over 50 years in Glendale, and retired in 1986 as a dietician at the Brooklyn Home for Children in Forest Hills, Queens. Hedwig moved to Gainesville, Florida to be with her son Robert and family in December 2014. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Hedwig, the family requests a donation to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital:https://www.stjude.org/ or Boys Town: https://www.boystown.org.

 

In addition to the services in Glendale, there will be a Mass in her memory on Saturday Septem­ber 4, 2021 at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, Florida.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Hedwig Ries, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Schwille Funeral Home
66-32 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385

Visitation
Thursday
August 26, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Schwille Funeral Home
66-32 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385

Funeral Mass
Friday
August 27, 2021

9:30 AM
Saint Pancras Church
7222 68 St
Glendale, NY 11385

Interment
Friday
August 27, 2021

11:00 AM

Please note
In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Hedwig, the family requests a donation be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/ or Boys Town: https://www.boystown.org.

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Boys Town
Web: https://www.boystown.org

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