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Ellie Riber
  • 79 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 22, 1937
  • Date of passing: Feb 14, 2017
Let the memory of Ellie be with us forever

***UPDATE*** THE MEMORIAL FOR ELLIE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY APRIL 1 AT 11:00 AM AT THE UNION UNIVERSITY CHURCH, 29 MAIN STREET, ALFRED NY.  A RECEPTION WITH REFRESHMENTS WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MEMORIAL AT THE CHURCH CENTER ACCROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHURCH.  ALL FRIENDS OF ELLIE AND HER FAMILY ARE WELCOME TO THE MEMORIAL AND RECEPTION.  

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ellie Riber. Please check the "Her Life" tab for information on the Memorial. More photos and stories will be added in the weeks to come.  Her family would very much appreciate any tributes, stories, or photos that you'd like to post on this site.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rebecca Bergren on 1st April 2017

"Dear Riber Family,

You will be at Union University Church right now celebrating the life of Mom Riber. The Bergren girls are there in spirit. How thankful we are for her life!

With love,
Becky, Pam and Eva"

This tribute was added by Susan Calkins on 22nd March 2017

"Ellie was my port in the storm of early motherhood in the 60 and living in Pleasant Ridge in Michigan. She was an incredible role model for me and we laughed lots. Our husbands were the subject of lots of our humor and joys. I am sending prayers to you Rob, Julia, David and Dennis and grandchildren"

This tribute was added by cora ludwig on 18th March 2017

"Ellie O'Leary Riber                                        St. Patrick's Day
                                                                      March 17, 2017
St. Patrick's Day makes me think of Ellie O'Leary Riber.  She had more characteristics than red hair that fit in with her having Irish heritage.  All of us remember how much fun she was to be around.  She also had strong loyal ties. She was such a loving wife, mother, and groandmother.  How fortunate we all were to have known her and to have been related with her."

This tribute was added by Katarina Ludwig on 5th March 2017

"Dear Riberrelatives, it is very sad to lose a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. We have not seen much of eachother these past years, which is too bad, but I will always have fond memories of the kindness Aunt Ellie showered upon us when we were kids. Nothing like romping around outside all day and than returning to the generous call of a freshly made delicious peach cobbler...."

This tribute was added by Donna Boldt on 4th March 2017

"I used to be the housekeeper for Ellie and Rob,until I moved away. She would always say" If you're ever in town.. Please stay with us! " I did on many occasions. She and Rob did a lot of traveling together over their lifetime. They had many great stories to tell. They even had a chance to meet my kids and share some of their amazing stories with them as well. She was like FAMILY to me. She will surely be missed by all who ever knew her. My heart aches for the family."

This tribute was added by Julia Riber on 1st March 2017

"I love these photos Dad, thanks for posting them.  And thanks to everyone else who posted photos too."

This tribute was added by Mauricio Antunes on 27th February 2017

"The first time I met Ellie it was at White's house in NY, she made me laugh and I had the pleasure to talk to her for a long time. The last time was in Ocala, Fl couple years ago, we had a good time with her, she was funny, smart and everything she was saying it was incredible funny, one those people who could make you laugh, just laugh. She will be missed forever. My condolences to everyone in her family, especially Robert."

This tribute was added by Cathy Johnson on 27th February 2017

"Rob,

On behalf of all your Alfred Lions friends, I offer our collective sympathies for your loss."

This tribute was added by Cathy Johnson on 27th February 2017

"Rob and family,
My heart goes out to all of you on the loss of your beautiful wife/mother. She was a kind person, always smiling, so peaceful and full of joy each time we saw each other. May your memories be sweet and held close at heart.
Our deepest sympathies - Cathy & Earl Johnson"

This tribute was added by bob peters on 22nd February 2017

"Our condolences to all of Ellie's family.  We had a fantastic time in sweden and russia on our trip with Ellie and Rob.  Sincerely pat and bob peters"

This tribute was added by Joan Nye on 21st February 2017

"so many good memories of Ellie!  The Potters Nyes and Ribers spent many good times from watching Buffalo Bills football to dinners and picnics.  Several July 4th events too.  Our moving to Florida party was hosted by Ellie and Sue Bergren and many many friends.  Ellie and Sue made sure everyone (females) would be wearing my handcrafted earrings!  Ellie was one of my first earring ladies and sold them by wearing them everywhere.  Ellie and Rob and Pete and I went on several very long cross country ski adventures too.  So many good times Bev Ellie and I were all the same age and celebrated many birthday lunches together. Worked at the Union Univ. Church Bazaar each Christmas.  Ellie will be greatly missed by many and especially me.  Lots of love to her family.   Joan"

This tribute was added by Mary Bates on 21st February 2017

"Ellie was such a delightful woman. Jon, Meredith, Nick and I offer our deepest sympathies to her family. We will miss her greatly entertaining stories and her kind heart. Rest in peace, dear Ellie."

This tribute was added by Bill Walters on 21st February 2017

"Many fond memories from the class of 1955... GHHS... RIP, Eleanor. Some really good jokes about Mrs. O'Leary's Cow in Chicago. You know what I am talkin' about!!!"


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