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John W. Riley, 92

May 24, 2019

John W. Riley, 92, of Wernersville, passed away after a brief illness at the Reading Hospital on Friday, May 24, 2019. Born in Lynn, MA, John was the son of the late Joseph F. and Katherine (Ellard) Riley.

John proudly served in the US Navy, and had a distinguished military career over more than 20 years. Upon his honorable discharge, he transferred to Fleet Reserve and worked as a civilian for naval intelligence. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always made everyone around him laugh.

John is survived by his daughter, Susan A. Felizzi and her husband Mark, and his son, Michael R. Riley, all of Wernersville. Also surviving is a brother, Fred Riley, of FL; his twin sister, June Tarkington, of MA; and a granddaughter, Ariana Becher.

A Memorial Service for John will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Ephrata Community Church, 70 Clay School Road, Ephrata, PA, 17522, where the family will receive guests beginning at 3:00 PM. Interment will take place at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet outside the main office area by 12:45 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 717-560-5100

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Condolences to the Family

June 20, 2019

Susie and Michael, I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts. I wish you both love and peace during this difficult time.
Love,
Ann (MacCormack) Garvin

Visitation
Monday, June 17, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ephrata Community Church
70 Clay School Road
Ephrata, PA
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4:00 PM
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Ephrata, PA
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