Rappahannock News

Kevin J. Riedel


It is with great sorrow and hope in the resurrecti­on that we announce that Kevin J. Riedel, 33, tragically passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at his residence in Lexington, Virginia.

A funeral Mass will be held for Kevin at 11 A.M. on Friday, February 4, 2022 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 12762 Lee Hwy, Washington, Virginia 22747 with Father Brian Capuano officiatin­g. The burial will take place at St. Peter Cemetery immediatel­y following. A visitation will occur the evening prior to the Mass from 6-8 P.M. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 W Main St. Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

Kevin was the beloved son of David J. Sr. and Marie K. Riedel of Washington, Virginia. He is also survived by his grandparen­ts, Bill and Janet Riedel of Norfolk, Virginia, and Frank Koha of Berea, Ohio; his siblings, David (Constance Magnuson), Annelise, Nick and John Riedel; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kevin was a deeply spiritual person who wove his faith into all that he did. He did this in varied ways: as the campus minister for VMI and W&L, as a seminarian for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, and through his many friendship­s. He was an avid outdoorsma­n, spending time backpackin­g on trails across the country, as part of a trail crew on the Allegheny Trail, and as a member of a Woodland Fire Crew. He took many opportunit­ies to serve those in need in Appalachia by organizing service trips to the region.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made to the Catholic Campus Ministry of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Lexington, Virginia c/o Laura LaClair; or the Diocese of Richmond Seminarian Fund. Both funds are at 7800 Carousel Ln., Richmond VA 23294.

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