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John W. Riley, Sr. Obituary


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“John, Carol and Family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. You are in my prayers. Love to All. Rose ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Rose Hamberg - Florissant, MO

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. God Bless you all. Always in our Hearts. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Anna & Kenny Willmott - MASSILLON, OH

“You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Father and Brother. Cally Riese (cousin) ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Cally Riese - Massillon, OH

“John, So Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Stephanie Cross-Evans - Canton, OH

“Your love of antiques and the hunt will surely be missed. If anyone would give you the shirt off his back, it was you. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Don McVay - Elizabeth, WV


John W. Riley Sr. age 71 passed away Friday at Hickory Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Akron. He was born September 26, 1940 in Massillon to the late Sam & Anna (Mateko) Riley. He attended Massillon Schools and was employed by Princehorn Electric. John had a love of antiques and anything old and operated the Turn of the Century Antiques. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie; a brother and two sisters, Sam 'Junie' Riley, Patty Nettel and Kathy Taylor. He is survived by three children and spouses, John W. (Carol) Riley Jr., Laura Ann (Stephen) Owen and Kevin D. (Tazie Elward) Riley; three sisters, Mary Ann (Gary) Garber, Virginia (Jim) Shilling and Judy Hogen; five grandchildren, Staci Riley, Laura Steinberg, Chris (Andriella) Owen, Jenny (Stephen) Moore, & Daniel (Teodora) Owen; great grandchildren, Jennie, Charles, Richard, DeAnna, Kylynn, & Melanie; great-great grandchild, Mia Isabella. Services will be 11 AM Thursday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. Burial will be at Massillon Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Messages of support and sympathy can be sent to the family at www.paquelet.com.

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