Daniel Clem Rigney, a former gas station owner turned missionary, died Sept. 28 of a massive heart attack at York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 73.
Mr. Rigney was born in Baltimore and raised on Seven Mile Lane in Northwest Baltimore.
After graduating from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1954, he worked as an auto mechanic and later owned a Reisterstown gas station.
In 1965, Mr. Rigney decided to enter the ministry and graduated in 1968 from the Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Jewish studies.
During the next 42 years, Mr. Rigney, an ordained missionary, worked with Chosen People Ministries and later with Ariel Ministries teaching Jewish religious studies.
His work, said his wife of 54 years, the former Arlene Joan Physioc, took the couple to Chicago, San Francisco, New York, England, Italy, Germany, Russia and the Ukraine.
Mr. Rigney had not retired at the time of his death, Mrs. Rigney said.
During summers, Mr. Rigney taught Scripture at Camp Shoshanna Messianic Bible Conference Center in Keeseville, N.Y.
The former Northwest Baltimore resident had been living in Stewartstown, Pa., since 2004.
He enjoyed assisting his wife in her professional photography business and maintaining his home.
Mr. Rigney was a former member of Grace Fellowship Church, 9505 Deereco Road, Timonium, where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Rigney is survived by a sister, Ruth Gregory of Baltimore; and a nephew.