George Riel

George William "Spike" Riel Jr.

Friday, January 25th, 1957 - Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Obituary

George W. “Spike” Riel, Jr., 62, of McKees Rocks, PA formerly of New Martinsville, WV died Friday, May 17, 2019 at his home.

Spike was born January 25, 1957 in Parkersburg, WV; son of the late George W. and L. Irene (Martin) Riel, Sr.

He was the founder and owner of Rockerfeller USA an advertising agency in the greater Pittsburgh area. A graduate of Magnolia High School Class of 1975. Spike lived for his love of creating. Always plugged into the latest technology and was known for his dynamic voice. He was a Protestant by faith and a member of the Wetzel Lodge No. 39 A.F. & A.M.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Anthony Barr.

Surviving are his son, Andrew (Brittany) Malone of Spartanburg, SC; daughter, Miranda (Jamie) Rowe of Inman, SC; two brothers, Mike (Kathy) Riel of Weirton, WV and “PJ” Riel of Mount Lebanon, PA; three sisters, Jacque (Dave) Brown of Sardis, OH, Lisa (Charlie) Hoskins of Sardis, OH and Marsha (Mike) Richmond of New Martinsville, WV; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; special friend, Crystal Joseph and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends received 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 until time of service at 7 p.m. at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville. Burial to be in Greenlawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made, in Spike’s name, to Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV 26155.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Homes
    Address
    1224 S Bridge Street
    NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV 26155
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    Memorial contributions may be made, in Spike’s name, to Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, 1224 S Bridge St., New Martinsville, WV 26155.
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home - New Martinsville
    Address
    1224 South Bridge Street
    New Martinsville, WV 26155
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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David Hahn

Posted at 09:58am
Spike was a TRUE friend of mine, and everyone who had the joy of knowing him. He was always there to lend a positive hand with any situation. Many years of great times with him. He has always been the very best radio personality I have ever been around. A perfect voice, and sensational creativity, expressed for radio and television commercials.
Simply, a fantastic human being. A loss for everyone of his friends and fellow classmates. Spike made our class reunions the very best. I already miss his wonderful laughter and jokes. He is now making GOD laugh. Thank you Spike, for all the years of true fun and enjoyment. See you in HEAVEN. David
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Stephen a kammerer

Posted at 01:34pm
Spike was a very cool guy. We were neighbors and friends and he was an asset to McKees Rocks. I used to tease him that he was the only guy in the neighborhood who could rock a starched cotton shirt! We always had something fun to talk about and we shared many common interests. We both had businesses in McKees Rocks and he was so upbeat. I moved a year ago and missed hanging out with him.
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m herrick

Posted at 12:28pm
So sorry Mike, Jackie, Lisa, Marsha, and P.J.
L.C.
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Reza - Sandy & Staff Casa D'Oro Jewelers

Posted at 11:26am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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