Louis J. Risacher, 89 of Farmville died Friday, February 17, 2006.
He was born January 15, 1917 in Haskell, NJ. Mr.
Risacher is survived by his wife of 66 years, Catherine DeBlock
Risacher; one son, Robert L. Risacher and his wife Billie F. Risacher
of Farmville; three grandchildren, Tracy Bristow, Kathy Esser and
Daniel Risacher, their spouses and eight great-grandchildren.
During World War II Mr. Risacher served in the Marine Corps. He had a career in law enforcement and was a graduate cum laude of William Paterson College (NJ) and the FBI National Academy. He served as a police officer in Fair Lawn, NJ for 41 years until his retirement as Chief of Police in 1979.
Risacher contributed to the public service as Deputy Director of The
Police Academy of Bergen County (NJ), was President of the Bergen
County Police ChiefÕs Assoc., was a member of the NJ Civil Service
Commission, and founded or served a variety of other civic
organizations. He was a member of advisory
boards to Bergen County Community College, Rutgers University and
William Paterson College for Police Science and Criminal Justice.
memorial service was held at 3 PM Tuesday, Feb 21 at the Chapel of
Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, 106 Venable St. Farmville, VA 23901. A gravesite service was followed by a reception for famiily and friends.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Virginia 202 Clark Street, Farmville, VA 23901 or the Farmville Moose.
Catherine DeBlock Risacher, 91 of Farmville died Thursday, May 31, 2012.
She was born January 26, 1921 in Paterson, NJ. She was preceded
in death in 2006 by her husband of 66 years, Louis J. Risacher,
Jr. She is survived by one son, Robert L. Risacher and his wife
Billie F. Risacher of Farmville; three grandchildren, Tracy Bristow,
Kathy Esser and Daniel Risacher, their spouses and nine
Catherine and her husband lived in Fair Lawn, NJ for 59
years before moving to Farmville in 1999. In Fair Lawn she served
as an assistant librarian at the public library and developed a love of
reading that she pursued daily for most of her life. She enjoyed
the beauty of flowers and with great efforts in her later years worked
on hands and knees to plant them in her yard.
She had a great love for her close friends and
family. She enjoyed holidays and every opportunity to get
together and spend time with those she loved. She was known for her
warmth, generosity and love.
Catherine was very dedicated to her three
grandchildren. From the time they were just babies she had them
stay at her home for at least one week every year for “special
treatment” at Grandma’s house. As they got older she took them
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday, June 8th
at the Chapel of Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, 106 Venable St.
Farmville, VA 23901. A gravesite service will follow at Westview
Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Farmville Moose, 1409 Longwood
Ave. Farmville, VA 23901.