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H. Edward Reiley Obituary


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1 of 12 | Posted by: Linda  Golembieski - PA

“To the members of Mr. Reiley's family --words seem so inadequate, but we do send heartfelt sympathy in these difficult days.  Doug and I...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Douglas & Carmen Palmer - MD

“Dear Mrs.Reiley  and family,  we send our most heartfelt sympathy  to you ---  We remember  Mr. Reiley  for his ready...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Larry and Diane Redmond - MD

“Mary,I had hoped to get over today but time has gotten away and it is quite a distance to drive by myself.  Please accept my sympathy.  Ed...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Warner - Upperco,, MD

“Hey Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about your father! I am so glad that we ran into each other though...... Please use the info and keep in touch! I can...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Ann L. Lyerly-Etzler - MD

“Ed Reiley was a very special person.  He had a way of sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge that convinced you that he enjoyed giving what he...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret Collins - Baltimore, MD

“My Deepest Sympathy to the entire family. Mr. Reiley was a fine person and a wonderful neighbor, I grew up and went to school with all his children ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Beard - Woodsboro, MD

“Hello!  I am a former member of the Rhododendron Society and a very active member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.  I contacted...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sylvia and Bob Deck - Severn, MD

“To Mary and Family: I was really saddened this morning when Brian called and asked if I had read in the paper of Flick's death.  Flick was a...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jocelyn Wetzel - Frederick, MD

“Ed was the consummate educator who made plant knowledge and gardening an exciting adventure for all of us who were associated with him. We will...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas & Anne Fessenden - MD

“Ed. was so inspiring to us as we learned from his wealth of knowledge that he so generously shared about rhododendrons and azaleas.  He will be...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Donn and Louise Teubner - Towson,, MD

“Deepest sympathy to Mary and the entire family.  Ed was a very fine man who will be missed by all who knew him.  He did so much for the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bob and Jay Murray - Colts Neck, NJ


Mr. H. Edward 'Flick' Reiley, 79, of near Woodsboro, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at his home after a brief illness.  Born December 27, 1928 in Frederick County, he was the son of the late Carl S. and Annie Smith Reiley.  He was the husband of Mary Dunkelberg Reiley, his wife of 52 ½ years.  Mr. Reiley was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Woodsboro.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He was employed for 30 years with the Frederick County Board of Education and retired as the Director of Vocational Education.  He was instrumental in the development and construction of the Frederick County Career and Technology Center.  He started the Evening High School program held at Thomas Johnson (now located in Walkersville as Flexible Evening High School and Adult Education), serving as the principal for the first three years.  Following retirement from his career in education he was the owner and operator of Reiley Ridge Nursery from 1981 -2005.  He was a former member of the Glade Valley Lions Club and the Glade Valley Grange.  He was the past president of the American Rhododendron Society and a life member of the Future Farmers of America.  He enjoyed gardening and as a horticulturist he authored three books, "Success with Rhododendrons and Azaleas", "All About Azaleas, Camellias & Rhododendrons" and  he co-authored "Introductory Horticulture" which is used world-wide as a textbook.  In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 daughters, Susan Westplate and husband Myron of Granger, IN; Lora Mercer and husband John of Woodsboro; 2 sons, Steven E. Reiley and wife Kathy of Highlands Ranch, CO and Jeffrey C. Reiley of Woodsboro; a sister, Betty Rippeon of Walkersville; a brother Rev. Ray S. Reiley and wife Betty of Shorterville, AL; sister-in-law, Margaret Reiley of Fredericksburg, VA; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John H. Reiley and Carl F. Reiley.  A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Glade United Church of Christ, 21 Fulton Ave., Walkersville, with Rev. Suzanne Morris, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.  The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Rd., Libertytown  7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 20.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Rhododendron Society, P.O. Box 525, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

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