|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1932|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1996|
The Rev. Kloman F. Riggie, 64, of 17628 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
Born Nov. 4, 1932, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Charles and Mary Helen Sackalosky Riggie Sr.
He was a 1947 graduate of St. Cecilia in Baltimore. He graduated from Loyola High School in Baltimore in 1951. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Mount Saint Mary's in 1956. Following graduation, he entered Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and was ordained in 1960 for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
His early assignments included service as associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park, Md., and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown beginning in 1966. He was chaplain to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown for five years. He also served at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown part-time.
In 1967 he was assigned by the Archdiocese as a chaplain in the Maryland State Correctional System. Over the next 25 years, his ministry included serving as Catholic chaplain at Maryland Correctional Training Center, Roxbury Correctional Institution and Maryland Correctional Institution. In November 1972, he became associate at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Halfway until February 1990. In October 1990, he became pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
He was president, vice president and treasurer of American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association; president, vice president and treasurer of American Correctional Chaplains Association; chairman of Maryland Correctional Chaplains; and board member of Central Maryland Catholic Charities Counseling Center.
He was a member of Washington County Ministerial Association, Washington County Council of Churches, Knights of Columbus Pangborn Council, and was chaplain of Catholic War Veterans, Joseph A. Davies Chapter.
He was a priest of the Archdiocese, and his duties included: Member of the Pastoral Council, Policy Review Committee, Central Maryland Regional Pastoral Council and Central Maryland Regional Council, and a convener for the Emmaus Prayer Support Priests Reflective Group.
He received the John Cardinal McCloskey Award on Oct. 9, 1995 by the National Alumni Association of Mount Saint Mary's College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.
He is survived by one brother, Edward J. Riggie of Catonsville, Md.; five nieces; and three nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, with Archbishop William Cardinal Keeler as celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery in Emmitsburg.
The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., and at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. A Christian wake will be held at the church Friday at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
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