MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Wayne Thomas Riordan, Jr., age 64 of Meadville Pennsylvania, passed away at UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh from an acute heart ailment on Monday, July 22, 2019.
He was born on May 27,1955 to Wayne Thomas Riordan, Sr. and Twila Peterson of Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Wayne previously was married to Sherri Huckelberry and Connie Niemeyer and had a longtime companion, Darlene Thomas.
Wayne was a 1973 graduate of Meadville Area High School and also served in the U.S. Army.
He held various jobs including as a truck driver for 25 years, GTI and Greenleaf Corporation and most recently, Metro Taxi.
He was a member of Vernon Volunteer Station 27 and affiliated with the Salvation Army church.
Wayne played many different musical instruments. His love of music led to playing in several bands throughout his lifetime, with his most recent gigs being played with “Linda’s Family Band”. Wayne also enjoyed playing pool and darts, hunting and watching Steelers football. He was an avid NASCAR fan with his favorite driver being Kevin Harvick.
He is survived by his son, Shawn Riordan of Linesville, Pennsylvania; stepson, Chris Niemeyer and stepdaughter, Kristen Mertens of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sisters, Linda (Bill) Narpes and Lorri (Larry) Moyer of Meadville, Pennsylvania and Carol (JR) Moyer of Cochranton, Pennsylvania; his brothers, Richard (India) Riordan of Meadville, Pennsylvania and Robbie (Kim) Riordan of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania; stepbrothers, Franklin Riordan and Robert Riordan of Ft. Myers, Florida; his grandson, Zain Riordan of Linesville, Pennsylvania and also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Thomas Riordan, Sr. and stepfather, David Edson Shaw; his grandmothers, Susie Peterson and Irene Fitch; his daughter, Stacy Riordan and granddaughter, Alyssa Riordan.
A memorial service to be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Send condolences by visiting www.crematepa.com.