Dennis L. “Skip” Riley, 67, of Dillonvale, Ohio, passed Thursday August 28, 2014, at UPMC Pittsburgh.
He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on March 22, 1947, a son of the late George “Slats” and Louise Koutsky Riley.
Skip was a lifelong employee of Riley Heating and Air; a member of Dillonvale American Legion, McCook Post #529; a former longtime member and officer of the Dillonvale Fire Department; a member of the American Roller Coaster Enthusiasts; a member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church; a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient.
Skip is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Rosemarie (Balazsi) Riley; daughter Colleen (Robert Jr.) Merriman of Wintersville, OH; grandchildren Emily and Josh Merriman; brother Ken (Barb) Riley; sister Cheryl (Herman) DeYarmon; sister-in-law Betty Lou (Gary) Cefus, all of Dillonvale; and nieces and nephews Rennie, Mark, John, Scott, Aaron, Jeff and Michael.
Friends will be received Monday 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 154 Second Street, Dillonvale, Ohio, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday September 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Dillonvale, with Msgr. John C. Kolesar as celebrant. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Military honors by Dillonvale American Legion, McCook Post #529.
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