John A. Rikert, 87, of Darien, died on Sunday, Oct. 5 at St. Camillus Health Care Center in Stamford. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 8, 1927 to the late Emory and Bertha Monsees Rikert.

Mr. Rikert was a food chemist, having worked for General Foods, Standard Brands and Nabisco for 20 years before his retirement.

He then went on to work as a health inspector for the City of Stamford and the Town of Darien. Mr. Rikert was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of River Hills Ski Club and Trout Unlimited.

Mr. Rikert is survived by his wife, Julie Sutherland Greene Rikert of Darien, son Darrell Rikert, daughter Jennifer Rikert Wolski, a brother Paul Rikert, step children Michael Greene, Kimberly Greene, several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his step daughter Jacqueline Bowers.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 11 at St. John’s RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien.

Burial will be private and there will be no calling hours.

The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations be made in John’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association (CT Chapter), 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

— by The Darien Times