Herbert Duane Riell, 81


Herbert Duane Riell, 81, passed away peacefully at home in Peoria, Ariz. on September 24, 2019. Duane (Herb) was born August 16, 1938 in Glendale, Calif. Soon thereafter he moved to Globe, Ariz. He attended Globe high School, he received an associate of Art's degree and joined the US Coast Guard serving four years active duty and two years reserve. Duane worked at Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company. In 1964 he received the IBEW Apprentice of the Year Award, was a reserved Officer for the Miami Police Department and a member of the Miami Jaycees. He moved to Phoenix, Ariz. 1966 and went to work for Arizona Public Service as a lineman, journeyman and an Electrician he held other positions, retired and returned part-time having worked 40 + yrs. Duane was a longtime member of the church volunteering for a variety of activities serving as a Deacon and Chairman of the Deacons, volunteered at the St.Vincent De Paul, was a Freemason and Shriner. In recent years he was an active member of the Westside Tremble Clefs a local group affiliated with the Parkinson Network of Arizona in a part of a Nationwide Music Therapy Program for people with Parkinson's Disease. Duane was preceded in death by his Wife of 25 years Bonita L. Sanders Riell in 2014. Mother Kathryn (Riell) Bray, and Stepfather Lee Bray, Grandmother Effie Sanders Linhoff, Grandfather Herbert Riell, great grandfather Robert Barcly Riell and Helen Riell, Duane is Survived by his Son Christopher Duane Riell, and Daughter Rita Melissa (Missy), 5 grandchildren Travis Riell, Angela Riell, Hannah Riell, Crystal (Noth) D'Addabbo, Zach D'Addabbo, Victoria North, John Olszewski, Taylor North, 3 great-grandchildren Dalton Olszewski, Anika D'Addabbo, Joshua Munoz, stepdaughter Sharon (Smitty) Miller, half-sister Dorothy Faye Thompson, also leaves behind his many church friends, and very special lady friend Diane Barr. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the Congregational Church of Sun City 18401 N. 99th Ave. Sun City, Az. The family requests, In lieu of Flowers or Contributions go to The Congregational Church of Sun City, or the American Parkinson Disease Association Arizona Chapter.

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