ROBERT RILEY Obituary

ROBERT RILEY

<p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>Robert Thomas Riley, 66, of Mountain Top, passed peacefully, Wednesday, September 16, 2020.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>Bob was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 16, 1954 to the late Peter James Riley and the late Elizabeth Jane Syron Riley.&nbsp;</strong></em></span><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>He graduated from Bishop Hoban High School in 1972 where he was a stand-out member of the varsity swim team. He went on to graduate from King&rsquo;s College in 1976 with a degree in English and Political Science. After college, he worked for the Main Line Times in Ardmore, PA before settling into a successful career as a financial advisor for Ameriprise in his hometown.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>Bob&rsquo;s passions while he was younger included weight-lifting, hunting and fishing. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bob was a member of St. Jude&rsquo;s Church, Mountain Top.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>Bob&rsquo;s strength and perseverance will always be remembered. He will be greatly missed by his family but they know he is happily reunited with his loved ones and his cat Max.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>Bob is survived by his loving wife, Donna Ciarafoni Riley; children, Casey Daderko and her husband, Kyle of Mountain Top; Robert Riley and his wife, Sarah of Kingston and two grandchildren whom he adored. He is also survived by a brother, Peter Riley of&nbsp;Revere, Mass and his wife Faith as well as two nephews.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30PM on Friday, September 17, 2020 in St. Jude&#39;s Church, Mountain Top with interment following in St. Mary&#39;s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Blue Chip Animal Farm Refuge, as Bob greatly cared for animals.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> <span style="font-size:22px;"><em><strong>Arrangements&nbsp;by Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, Mountain Top.</strong></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
September 16, 202009/16/2020
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Robert Thomas Riley, 66, of Mountain Top, passed peacefully, Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

 

Bob was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 16, 1954 to the late Peter James Riley and the late Elizabeth Jane Syron Riley. 

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