In Memoriam: Lincroft-Raised Red Bank Resident Mike Rieger, 55

Longtime Red Bank and Lincroft resident Michael A. Rieger passed away Sunday, May 1. He was 55.

Mike Rieger
Photo/family via John E. Day Funeral Home

“Mike Rieger was the smartest guy in the room. And while his intelligence and boundless energy brought him much professional success, his greatest source of pride was his family … Somehow, Mike also made plenty of time for playing soccer, tennis, paddle, biking and, of course, coaching his daughters’ youth soccer teams. Every game ended with a pep-talk and ice cream. Mike and Christine were high school sweethearts that married and raised their children in Shrewsbury. He enjoyed family walks with his Bernese Mountain dog, Olaf, in Thompson Park and playing racquet sports together. Mike was a member of Wayside Gun Club and Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club. He will be dearly missed in both the Red Bank and Siesta Key, Florida communities where he had been residing.”

Loved ones of Mike Rieger in his obituary

Mike was born in Red Bank and raised in Lincroft, “where he enjoyed hunting quail with his beloved dogs in The Swimming River,” family said in his obituary. “This outdoorsy Eagle Scout” graduated from St. Leo the Great Elementary School, Christian Brothers Academy, and Rutgers University.

He went on to work at Bellcore, IBM and SubCom where he was the vice president of sales for fiber optics for the past 22 years.

He is survived by: his wife, Christine; his daughters, Alexandra and Jacqueline; his siblings, BethAnn Arena, Richard Rieger and Suzanne Dolan; his parents-in-law, James and Patricia Supino; sister-and brother-in-law, Adrienne Supino and Jon Mackay; and many loved nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating Mike’s life will be held on Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the Navesink Country Club.

In lieu of flowers please consider the following charities that were close to Mike’s heart:  BloomAgain Foundation NJ (https://www.bloomagainnj.org/donate.html); and
The Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate)
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— Edited obituary prepared by family via John E. Day Funeral Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management