Dan Whistler, president of Jay Chapel, recognized Les Riffel for 40 years of service to families in Madera. Riffel began his employment at Jay Chapel in April 1973.
“As a funeral director, Les has been a valuable member of our staff with his meeting with families, arranging services, conducting funerals and any number of duties associated with the operation of the business,” said Whistler.
Riffel is a 1971 graduate Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a graduate of the California College of Mortuary Science, Los Angeles, in 1972.
He has been a longtime member of the Madera Lions Club and enjoys helping at the Lions Town and Country Park Little League program and snack bar. He also serves as the secretary-treasurer of the Central Valley Funeral Directors Association and is an active member of the Cornerstone Community Church in Chowchilla...