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Russell Howard Riley
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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Dr. Russell Howard Riley, 81, of Stephens City, Virginia, finished the final chapter of his life Sunday August 07, 2011 in Winchester, Virginia. Dr. Riley was born in 1930 in Berwyn, Illinois the son of the late Howard and Marion Riley. He received a Masters Degree from Illinois State University and received his Doctorate Degree …
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public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Best Dad a girl could've wanted! I will miss you. Love, Lauren
George F. Hoffman left a message on August 14, 2011:
I worked with Dr. Riley at LFCC for many years. I always enjoyed his visits to my office or to the library desk. He had a way of brightening up our days. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Allen and Fay left a message on August 13, 2011:
A treasured friendship spawned on a coral atoll nearly fifty years ago ... that deepened during our many years together in Colorado ... and, happily, remained strongly tethered during our subsequent geographic separation. Russ, you were the best!
Catherine & Henry Joseph & Family left a message on August 13, 2011:
We have many wonderful memories of Russ, his larger than life smile, quick wit, and more importantly his devotion to family and loyalty to friends. We are fortunate to have known this exceptional man and his loving family. We miss him dearly, and will always have a special place in our hearts for Russ. We love you and will cherish you always. Catherine and Henry Joseph & Family P.S. Remember your teasing about how I pronounced the word "Idea" with an 'r' added. You wondered how a southerner could possibly sound so much like a Bostonian. Our two families enjoyed such happy times ( and memories) over the decades.Rest peacefully old friend.
Michael Rutkaus left a message on August 12, 2011:
Such a smile and eyes when we waved to each other across the seats exiting SU's Aida! Mike Rutkaus
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Grace Friel left a message on August 9, 2011:
Russ knew what counted. What was on his Bucket List? Seeing family to tell them in person he loved them. Sending love to my dear family, Grace
Sophia Pettett left a message on August 9, 2011:
Remembering my friend Russ...there is so much that I love: the burning intensity of his eyes awaiting the response to a thoughtful (or jovial!) question; the way making him laugh heartily felt like a real accomplishment; the care with which he would relay little details--his favorite birds on the video we watched with Norma, his memories of travel, the context while taking a particular photo, what key to use for the little blue suitcase. I love that his love and esteem for me made me feel proud. I love Russ' strong beliefs, and his respect of mine--even when they differed. I love his intellectual legacy, his service to the community as teacher and vet and (grand)parent and, most of all, the family who is honored to cherish his memory. I miss you so much already, Russ...but rather than be selfish, let me be grateful for your peace and the memories you have left which will never fade.
Mike St. Jacques left a message on August 9, 2011:
My favorite quote that Russ would say to me when I was a little too full of myself: "It is better to live in honest arrogance than hypocritical humility".
Lauren Riley St. Jacques left a message on August 9, 2011:
Best Dad a girl could've wanted! I will miss you. Love, Lauren
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I worked with Dr. Riley at LFCC for many years. I always enjoyed his visits to my office or to the library desk. He had a way of brightening up our days. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
A treasured friendship spawned on a coral atoll nearly fifty years ago ... that deepened during our many years together in Colorado ... and, happily, remained strongly tethered during our subsequent geographic separation. Russ, you were the best!
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
We have many wonderful memories of Russ, his larger than life smile, quick wit, and more importantly his devotion to family and loyalty to friends. We are fortunate to have known this exceptional man and his loving family. We miss him dearly, and will always have a special place in our hearts for Russ. We love you and will cherish you always. Catherine and Henry Joseph & Family P.S. Remember your teasing about how I pronounced the word "Idea" with an 'r' added. You wondered how a southerner could possibly sound so much like a Bostonian. Our two families enjoyed such happy times ( and memories) over the decades.Rest peacefully old friend.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Such a smile and eyes when we waved to each other across the seats exiting SU's Aida! Mike Rutkaus
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Russ knew what counted. What was on his Bucket List? Seeing family to tell them in person he loved them. Sending love to my dear family, Grace
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Remembering my friend Russ...there is so much that I love: the burning intensity of his eyes awaiting the response to a thoughtful (or jovial!) question; the way making him laugh heartily felt like a real accomplishment; the care with which he would relay little details--his favorite birds on the video we watched with Norma, his memories of travel, the context while taking a particular photo, what key to use for the little blue suitcase. I love that his love and esteem for me made me feel proud. I love Russ' strong beliefs, and his respect of mine--even when they differed. I love his intellectual legacy, his service to the community as teacher and vet and (grand)parent and, most of all, the family who is honored to cherish his memory. I miss you so much already, Russ...but rather than be selfish, let me be grateful for your peace and the memories you have left which will never fade.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
My favorite quote that Russ would say to me when I was a little too full of myself: "It is better to live in honest arrogance than hypocritical humility".
M.A.R. left a message on August 15, 2011:
In honor of Russell Howard Riley, M.A.R. lit a candle.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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