William “Bill” Harkin Reilly, 73

April 12, 2013

William “Bill” Harkin Reilly, 73, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Hospice & Community Care. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late William Hamilton Reilly and Anna Belle (Shaffner) Mojecki.

Bill is survived by his life partner of 34 years, Terry Wayne Christofic.

Bill retired from Garden Spot High School as a Teacher of the Fine Arts and Humanities.

He graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School and was of the Catholic faith.

Involved in the Arts in Lancaster, he worked with the Lancaster Opera Workshop, Fulton Theatre, Penn Manor Theatre Program, and Garden Spot Performing Arts. He loved Classical music, was an avid reader, and puzzles.

Surviving in addition to his partner, are two grandchildren, Zachary and Adriene Reilly, both of Pittsburgh, and close friends, James “Jim” Gorey, Jr., companion of Pamela Allison, of Manheim. He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn David Reilly, and most recently, a step-father, Eugene Mojecki.

A Christian Prayer Service and Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11AM in the Chapel at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike. A visitation will be from 10-11AM prior to the service. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Hospice & Community Care 685 Good Dr., PO Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604 or to Lancaster County SPCA 599 Chesapeake St. Lancaster, PA 17602. To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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My thoughts are with you, Terry. So sorry for the loss of Bill, but happy he is at peace.


My condolences on your loss of Bill. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend the service, but I will keep you and Bill in prayer.

God bless,
Janet Bennett

I am truly sorry for this late note. I just saw information of his passing this morning. I graduated from Garden Spot High School in the class of ’81. Bill was one of those unforgettable influences in my life. He taught me not only the techniques of painting, but also encouraged me to love art in all of it’s mediums. He was a wonderful part of my school life. What a great influence he had on so many lives. He was truly a joy!

Cindy Good-Martin

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