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Gary Riemer

Gary Riemer

Gary Riemer, 85, of West Orange died April 30, 2020. Born in Newark, he grew up in Irvington and South Orange.

Mr. Riemer was president and CEO of a 103-year old family business, Mooney-General Paper Company, for many years. He continued working until he became ill.

He graduated from Columbia High School and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.

He served for two years in the Army at Fort Dix.

He served on the 3M Advisory Board, was president of the Garden State Paper Trade Association, a member of the Hudson Pulp & Paper Board, and a member of the board of directors of Mohawk Savings & Loan. He was also a member of Maplewood’s Unity Club for many years.

An avid golfer, he was a lifelong member of Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell and a member of the Sunday Morning 40 bowling league (and its oldest bowler) for 69 years. He enjoyed playing backgammon and bridge and playing in weekly gin rummy card groups; his Monday night game began in high school, carried over to his college years, and only stopped after he became ill in March.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosalie; four daughters, Andrea (Richard) Ribakove, Beth Riemer-Schachtel (John Schachtel), Geri (Mark) Singer, and Jennifer (Keith) Allen; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund ( or Alzheimer’s Association (

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