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Robert Earl Riley


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Robert Earl Riley Obituary
ROBERT EARL RILEY August 19, 1927 - January 12, 2015 A graveside service with military honors will be held for Robert Earl Riley, 87, of Coos Bay, OR, at 12:15 pm Monday, January 26, 2015 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, OR. Robert was born August 19, 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Virgil E. and Florence Violet (Condaug) Riley. He passed away January 12, 2015 at his Coos Bay home. He was raised and educated in Oklahoma and enlisted in the Navy during WWII and later served as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Robert worked as a Building inspector for Los Angeles County and as a professional scuba diver for over thirty years. Robert joined the Whittier Masonic Lodge #323 in 1961. He was president of the Victoria Shrine Club in 1986 and was an active member of the El Bekal Shriners for over fifty years. He served as Floatilla Commander of Coast Guard Auxiliary #51. Robert also enjoyed fishing and was a life member of the North American Fishing Club, he was a welder, he loved to travel and was a member of the Good Sams Lighthouse Club. He is survived by his wife Ellen Reed Riley of Coos Bay, OR; son Todd Riley of Waxahachie, TX; daughters Moyca Riley of Redlands, CA; Donita Foster of Redlands, CA, and Tina Moshier of Riverside, CA; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and brother Martin Riley of Riverside, CA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Gene Riley and sister, Betty Ellis. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon 541/267-4216.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 22, 2015
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