William “Bill” C. Riale

June 25, 1946 - October 13, 2017 Cochranville, PA | Age 71 Loving Brother, Uncle, Nephew and Friend

William “Bill” C. Riale, age 71, of Cochranville, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, October 13th, 2017. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, William was the son of the late Stuart Riale and the late Frances R. Couden Riale Ayres. He was the beloved stepson of the late James C. Ayers and beloved brother to the late Doris R. Riale Hipp.

William, or “Bill”, as he was affectionately known, worked in manufacturing and loved making American made products. He was also a Sergeant of the United States Army and proudly served in the Vietnam War as a radio operator stationed in Germany.

William had a special affinity for anything auto – especially motorcycles. He reveled in taking motorcycle trips with his cousin. William was also a collector of baseball cards, coins, record albums and stamps. Bill enjoyed baseball, drag racing, NASCAR, movies, photography and playing video games. What Bill loved most of all was family life. Spending time with animals, nature and his loved ones was what made him the happiest.

In his later years, William found peace and friendship within the local chapter of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They offered their care and support to Bill whenever it was needed.

William is survived by his sister, Mary E. Moore and her husband, John; his nephew, Jamie Blain; two nieces, Dawn Tribuno and her husband, Albert and Sherry Price and her husband, Randolph; his aunt, Josephine Couden; his cousins, William, Roy, Patty and Becky Couden; several grand nephews and nieces, along with great grand nephews and nieces.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, the 20th of October at the Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home, located at 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, 19348. His life celebration memorial service will follow at 6:00 pm. Interment will be held privately. In memory of William, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike West Chester, PA 19380. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com.  Arrangements made by Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home.

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October 20, 2017 4:00 - 6:00 pm Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

Memorial Service

October 20, 2017 6:00 pm Kuzo and Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348


  1. We have many memories to share of Bill, one thing that we want to share is that no matter how sick he was he would always ask how everyone else was individually. He cared about all his friends. We found it a large privilege to have found Bill many years ago and to be part of his personal Bible discussions. I think our favorite memory was when we took him to Hershey Chocolate tour after an Assembly. We will miss Bill a whole bunch, but we have hope in the same hope Bill had, that Jehovah will resurrect all those in the grave and they will be perfect as God intended. We cannot wait to see Bill healthy and at peace with all the animals. (John 5:28,29 & Isaiah 65:20-25)

    Benjamin & Tina N. | October 17, 2017 at 1:47 PM

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