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John A. Rikert, 87, Health Inspector For The City Of Darien

DARIEN, Conn. - John A. Rikert of Darien died Sunday, Oct. 5. He was 87.

Rikert was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Emory and Bertha Monsees Rikert. He  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. He 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.

Rikert is survived by his wife, Julie Sutherland Greene Rikert of Darien; son, Darrell Rikert; daughter, Jennifer Rikert Wolski; brother, Paul Rikert; step children, Michael Greene and Kimberly Greene; several step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and step daughter, Jacqueline Bowers.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at St. John’s RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rikert’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association (CT Chapter) , 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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