Richard J. Reilley
unknown - August 30, 2011
Richard J. Reilley, 85, of Elbridge, passed away on Tuesday Aug. 30, 2011, at the Syracuse Home after a long illness. He served in WWII in the Navy with his brother Tom. He was a volunteer with the Skaneateles Fire Department during the 1960s and 1970s and was a member of the former Jordan American Legion. Richard was employed by the Jordan-Elbridge School District as a bus driver and by the town of Elbridge as a code enforcement officer. Richard was predeceased by his wife Caroline, son Mark and brothers Tom and Frances and his sister Ann.
Surviving are his four children Kurt (Cathy) of Skaneateles, Susan (Terry) Safemaster of Weedsport, David (Elaine) of Jordan and Shannon Merrill (fiancé Brian Sychtysz) of Weedsport, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours: 4-7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 1 at the Bush Funeral Home 120 E. Main St. (Route 5) Elbridge with a funeral service held immediately after at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Bergin officiating. Private burial will be in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Syracuse Home for making Richard’s life happy and fulfilled for the last 10 years. Many of the staff members grew to love Richard as much as his immediate family did. Words will never be able to express how much Richard’s family appreciated all of the love and care he received. Contributions may be made be made to The Syracuse Home 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.