In Loving Memory of Theodore S. "Ted" Riggi

Theodore S.

Theodore S. "Ted" Riggi

Scranton, PA December 9, 1930 ~ March 28, 2017 Date of Service: April 1, 2017


Theodore S. “Ted” Riggi, 86, of Scranton, died Tuesday morning in the Intensive Care Unit of Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton.  He had been married to his loving wife Valerie (Williams) Riggi for 45 years.

Born in Weehawken, NJ, on December 9, 1930 to the late Cataldo E.  and Ida (Crispino) Riggi, he lived in Dunmore for many years before moving to Scranton.

Ted was active in many organizations including the Scranton Federation of Teachers, Scranton Administrators Group, Keystone Chapter UNICO National, Scranton Music Association, Friends of the Forgotten, Lions, and the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County.  Ted was employed by the Scranton School District and later as an administrator for over 30 years. He was an avid musician beginning by playing with his father's dance band in the Poconos at age 12. He was in the Army during the Korean Conflict and played with the Army band and Fort Dix Chorus and appeared with that group on television. He has continued his love of music after retirement from the Scranton School District by composing more than 30 pieces of music, including Ballads, Love Songs, and Marches, etc.  Ted was proprietor of Chi Spa (Compatible Healthcare Institute and Spa, Inc.) for 15 years until his retirement from there in 2016.

Ted is also survived by two daughters, Carla Marie Riggi, San Francisco, California, and Gia Nina Riggi, Scranton and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church on the corner of Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street in Scranton.  Interment to follow in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Friday from 3 to 8p.m. at the funeral home.   

In lieu of flowers, send donations in his name to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503; or St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18503.

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Nick & Gail Morell & Family
Posts: 2
Ted Riggi
Reply #2 on : Wed March 29, 2017, 19:46:51
You were a true friend who will be missed very much. Our deepest sympathy & prayers to your family. You truly earned your wings & we know you will watch over us until we meet again. Love & miss you
Patricia Montalbano
Posts: 2
Reply #1 on : Wed March 29, 2017, 19:16:40
Family of Ted Riggi, very sorry for your loss. May he be at peace.