Catherine

Louis J. Risacher, 89 of Farmville died Friday, February 17, 2006.

     He was born January 15, 1917 in Haskell, NJ.  Mr. Risacher is survived by his wife of 66 years, Catherine DeBlock Risacher; one son, Robert L. Risacher and his wife Billie F. Risacher of Farmville; three grandchildren, Tracy Bristow, Kathy Esser and Daniel Risacher, their spouses and eight great-grandchildren.

      During World War II Mr. Risacher served in the Marine Corps.  He had a career in law enforcement and was a graduate cum laude of William Paterson College (NJ) and the FBI National Academy.  He served as a police officer in Fair Lawn, NJ for 41 years until his retirement as Chief of Police in 1979.

     Chief Risacher contributed to the public service as Deputy Director of The Police Academy of Bergen County (NJ), was President of the Bergen County Police ChiefÕs Assoc., was a member of the NJ Civil Service Commission, and founded or served a variety of other civic organizations.  He was a member of advisory boards to Bergen County Community College, Rutgers University and William Paterson College for Police Science and Criminal Justice. 

     A memorial service was held at 3 PM Tuesday, Feb 21 at the Chapel of Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, 106 Venable St. Farmville, VA 23901.  A gravesite service was followed by a reception for famiily and friends.

     Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Virginia 202 Clark Street, Farmville, VA 23901 or the Farmville Moose.


 
Catherine DeBlock Risacher, 91 of Farmville died Thursday, May 31, 2012.
She was born January 26, 1921 in Paterson, NJ.  She was preceded in death in 2006 by her husband of 66 years, Louis J. Risacher, Jr.  She is survived by one son, Robert L. Risacher and his wife Billie F. Risacher of Farmville; three grandchildren, Tracy Bristow, Kathy Esser and Daniel Risacher, their spouses and nine great-grandchildren.
   Catherine and her husband lived in Fair Lawn, NJ for 59 years before moving to Farmville in 1999.  In Fair Lawn she served as an assistant librarian at the public library and developed a love of reading that she pursued daily for most of her life.  She enjoyed the beauty of flowers and with great efforts in her later years worked on hands and knees to plant them in her yard. 
   She had a great love for her close friends and family.  She enjoyed holidays and every opportunity to get together and spend time with those she loved. She was known for her warmth, generosity and love. 
   Catherine was very dedicated to her three grandchildren.  From the time they were just babies she had them stay at her home for at least one week every year for “special treatment” at Grandma’s house.  As they got older she took them separately.
   A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday, June 8th at the Chapel of Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, 106 Venable St. Farmville, VA 23901.  A gravesite service will follow at Westview Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Farmville Moose, 1409 Longwood Ave.  Farmville, VA 23901.







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