Patrick Terrence Reilly, 71, passed away April 28, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Terrence and Virginia Reilly, Patrick moved with his family to the Everett area in 1949. Patrick attended Immaculate Conception School and St. Edward's Seminary and graduated from Everett High School in 1961. He went to Everett Community College and then received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. His working career included delivering newspapers for the Everett Herald as a boy, summers with the US Forest Service, two years in the United States Army, followed by government service as a courier, and short-term jobs with Radio Station KWYZ and newspapers. He had a long career of 35 years with the Boeing Company, retiring in 2010. Patrick was an avid reader of news, history, science, technology, and fiction. He was always up on the latest in movies, technological gadgetry, and revelations of historic interest. His vast knowledge of the world and his wry sense of humor intrigued and entertained all those around him. He also inherited from his mother Virginia the difficult assignment of maintaining the family genealogy. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; and by his sister, Ann. He is survived by a sister, Kathleen St.Hilaire (husband, Joe); nephews and nieces, Erin Dupler (husband, Bill), Jennifer St.Hilaire, Terrence St. Hilaire (wife, Christina), Marie St.Hilaire, Nicolas St. Hilaire (wife, Idil), Louis St. Hilaire (wife, Jenna), and Andrew St.Hilaire (wife, Lindsey); three grand-nieces and five grand-nephews; and his good friend, Dianne Quimby; and several courier and Boeing buddies. A memorial celebration including good food, drink, and memories (per his wishes) will be held in honor of Patrick Reilly on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at Legion Hall, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett, 98201. Donations in Patrick's honor may be made to either Providence Hospice of Everett, 2731 Wetmore #500, Everett, WA 98201, or to Sisters of the Holy Names, 2911 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 9 to May 11, 2014