Daniel J. Rish, 63, of Riverside, California, formerly of Ogdensburg, N. Y., passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born on July 6, 1949. He was the son of Carol M. Schofell and the late Joseph H. Rish.
Surviving is his wife Kim Ellis Rish; five children, Steven Rish, Russell Rish, Michelle (Josh) Chamness, Autumn Rish, Nicholas Rish; and step-daughter, Amber Ellis-Johnson, 2 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his four sisters; Bonnie (David) Dishaw, Judith (Don) Ashley, Bobbi Rish, and Suzanne (Pat) Gillson.
Dan attended schools in Ogdensburg, New York and was a graduate of OFA, Class of 1967. He served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972. After honorable discharge from the Service, he returned to Ogdensburg to work alongside his father at Phillips Diner. Upon his return from the Service, he married Sandy Hsieh. He relocated to Southern California in 1980 where he married Kim Ellis.
He loved sports, playing cards, cooking and spending time with his family, especially on the St. Lawrence River.
Services were held January 9th at 1:00 PM, at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, California. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club or the American Heart Association.