Bartow, Florida


Last Updated: 2016

Patricia Stoltz Riggan, 70, passed from this life, after a long battle with cancer on June 8, 2016.

Pat was born to Esther and Walter Stoltz on March 17, 1946, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The family moved to Florida in 1951.

She was preceded in death by both parents and her sister, Judy Stoltz Kraemer (Tom).

She was survived by her husband, Ray Riggan; son, Michael, and her siblings, Eda Marchman (Mike) in Bartow, and Walter Stoltz (Jackie) in Eagle Lake.

Her church was Good News Church in Leesburg.

Her education degrees were from FSU and she and her family were dedicated to to 'Noles returning to Tallahassee often for homecomings and special games.

She taught (and moved) handicapped children for over 40 years in Indiana and at Lake Hills School in Howie-in-the-Hills. The special Olympics were especially important to Pat where she was part of the organization and many years she accompanied "her kids" so that they could compete in their local and state competitions. She retired in 2010 and continued to substitute until her illness.

A special memorial service was held at McLeod Presbyterian Church on June 18,2016. Donations can be sent to the Special Olympics in her honor.