O'REILLY James Joseph O'Reilly, age 77, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012. He was born in Columbus on July 18, 1935, to John and Catherine O'Reilly. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School, and he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University. James worked as an electrical engineer, previously as a partner at Roger D. Fields & Associates, and was a member of IEEE. He was also a member of the Northwest Christian Church. He loved swimming and broke many records in the Buckeye Wheelers at OSU. He also enjoyed fishing and boating on Lake Erie. James is survived by his wife, Dolores O'Reilly; son, Sean (Kelly Mason) O'Reilly; grandchildren, Colin and Aaron; and many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by brother Richard O'Reilly. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Rev. Cynthia Adcock will be officiating. Private inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Northwest Christian Church; to Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214; or to
. Arrangements by the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL. Visit www.schoedinger.com to extend condolences.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 14, 2012