Obituary of Peter J. Rimsa
Churchville, NY / Proctor, VT ~ Peter John Rimsa, born on May 7, 1931, to Frank and Anna (Seseika) Rimsa in Athol, MA, passed away on November 6, 2018 at Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, NY. Peter was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Lois Rimsa, parents Frank and Anna Rimsa, brothers Frank and John Rimsa, and sisters Joanna Chastney, Christine Moore, and Geneva Polchlopek. He is survived by daughters, Susan Rimsa (husband, Gregory Valloch), Destin, FL, and Kathy Barnard (husband, Andrew) of Churchville, NY; grandchildren, Cagney and Noah Valloch, Chelsea Fink (husband, Andrew), and David Barnard; great-granddaughter Eloise Fink; and brothers Benedict (wife, Jennie) and Donald (wife, Nancy) and several nieces and nephews.
Peter graduated from Athol High School (MA) in 1949. He served in the US Army as a Corporal in the 1st Cavalry Division, stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After his military service, Peter attended the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Peter worked for Central Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY and Velco in Rutland, VT.
Back in the day, Peter enjoyed wood working, golfing, and cross country skiing.
A private burial will take place in West Rutland, VT when the weather allows and at the family’s convenience.