By Chris Mayhew
The Cincinnati Enquirer
WALTON - Lawrence "Jack" Riegling liked to talk, and whether it was at Florence Mall or his other haunts in Northern Kentucky, people were always stopping to speak with him.
Mr. Riegling, a driver for United Parcel Service for 36 years, died Thursdayat St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood. He was 69.
"Everybody knew my dad on his routes," said Kelly Riegling of Green Township. "He would go through the mall and people were always coming up to him. He always had to talk with everybody."
Mr. Riegling's deliveries took him throughout Northern Kentucky, but he spent most of his time in Florence and at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, his daughter said.
After his retirement several years ago, Mr. Riegling spent time with his three grandchildren, often baby-sitting. He also traveled seasonally to Sarasota, Fla., with his wife,Janice, to a condominium they bought.
"He was a family guy," his daughter said. "He loved Florida and the sunshine."
Mr. Riegling was a member of St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 100 in Cincinnati.
Other survivors include a son, Dean of Villa Hills; two other daughters, Dana Lemen of Villa Hills and Shannon Stanzak of Erlanger; a sister, Ruth Riegling of Villa Hills; and three grandchildren.
Services have been held.
Memorials: American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky Unit, Nicholas Center, Suite A-2, 6612 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.
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