Carl Rieser died on August 9, 2006. He is survived by five sons: Charles A., Andrew C., Christopher M., Nicholas C., and Timothy J. His first wife, Edith, and one son, Matthew, predeceased him. He was divorced in 1963 by his second wife, Barbara.
After college, Carl started his career as a writer, but WWII caught up with him, and he became an ambulance driver for the Allied forces from 1942 until 1946. He was a life member of the Eighth Army Veteran’s Association.