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Riley Joseph Walters


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Riley Joseph Walters Obituary
September 7, 1936 - May 9, 2018 Riley Joseph Walters passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Burr Ridge, IL. Born in Chicago on September 7, 1936, he was 81. He died from natural causes. He is preceded in death by his third wife, Mariellen Peters (McGurr) as well as his parents, Bennie Lee and Martha Walters (Hoole). He is survived by his two children, Joseph Riley Walters (Wendy) and Laura Lee Murphy (Scott); as well as three grandchildren, Sebastian, Cassandra and Abigail. He has several great grandchildren as well. He graduated from New Trier High School in Northfield, IL and the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, IL. He was a successful, independent CPA for many decades and made his home with Mariellen in the Southern California area for over 40 years. They shared a love for sailing, travel, cats and friendships. Being named Commodore of the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club in 1985 was a highlight of his life. He was charming and kind and never met a glass of scotch he didn't like. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 15, 2018
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