Dorythea Rieger

02/28/2012 5:13 PM |

Former Orient resident Dorythea Rieger died Feb. 18 at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Greenport, where she had resided for 10 years. She was 92.

Born May 8, 1919, in Forest Hills to Mae Rose and Theodore Claras, she earned a B.A. from Columbia University in New York City and worked as a producer at CBS News.

Family members said she enjoyed tennis and sailing.

Predeceased by her husband, John, in 2005, Ms. Rieger is survived by her sons, Brad, of Water Mill, and Jan, of Charleston, S.C., and three grandchildren.

A service will take place at noon Saturday, March 3, at Orient Central Cemetery, followed by interment.

Arrangements are being handled by Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.