Name:   Irving Riker

From:  The New York Times, New York City, New York
Date:  Tuesday, December 30, 1969


Fidelity Trust's Chairman, Lawyer Since 1921, Dies

NEWARK, Dec. 29 -- Irving Riker, a lawyer, who retired last year as chairman of the board of Fidelity Union Trust Company here, died Saturday in Point Pleasant (N.J.) Hospital.  He was 73 years old and lived at 1307 Ocean Avenue, Mantoloking, N. J.

Mr. Riker was a senior partner in the Newark law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer & Brown, and specialized in corporate and banking law.

He was born May 7, 1896 in Newark.  He attended Lawrenceville School and graduated from Princeton in 1917 and Columbia Law School in 1920.  In World War I, he served as a lieutenant with the American Expeditionary Forces.  He had practiced law in Newark since 1921.

Mr. Riker, a former president of the Franklin Savings Institution of Newark, became chairman of Fidelity in 1961.  He was a director of Hoffman-La Roche, and Thompson & Betts, and formerly the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Newark.

Surviving are his widow, the former Eleanor White; two sons, William I. of Rumson, N. J., and Robert A. of Seattle; a brother, Adrian of Mantoloking, and four grandchildren.

The funeral service will be private.