RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The death of David Riek of Ridgefield has shocked the community, and friends and residents are sharing their reactions online.
One of Naomi Riek’s friends posted Monday: “On behalf of my beautiful friend, Naomi Collinge Riek, I want you all to know that your words, messages, Facebook posts, thoughts and prayers have been providing an enormous source of comfort for her during this extremely difficult time. She has been reading each and every one of your posts and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.”
The same friend posted earlier that day: “On behalf of Naomi Collinge Riek, the children, myself, and all of Dave's friends and family thank you to the RPD and the over 500 volunteers that helped. Dave was incredibly special to us. The support you've all given is greatly appreciated at this time when we are trying to make sense and deal with the void that is left in our hearts.”
Residents also expressed their best wishes on The Ridgefield Daily Voice's Facebook page.
“So sad and tragic - my heart goes out to his beautiful family,” Mindy Rittenberg Eskenazi said.
“My heart breaks for his family, friends and for him,” said Susie Brillheart Buckley.
Do you have well-wishes to send to the Riek family or stories to tell about David Riek? Email reporter Alissa Smith.