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JOHN JOSEPH SR., 49, was a singular man, a quiet force and a constant presence. John's wife, Linda, son, Jack and daughter, Elsi comprised his world. A 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, John took his Naval Academy experience and spirit and applied it to his second career at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. John resided in Moorestown and is survived by his much-loved wife Linda and children Jack and Elisabeth; his mother Marilyn Lauber and stepfather Bernie Lauber; sister Sharon and Gerald Tobin; brother Joseph; brother Brian and wife Joanne; brother Matthew and wife Leslie; sister Lynn and husband Taylor; brother Tom and wife Colleen and brother Kevin. Susan and Phillip Coffey; Maria and John Andruszka; Elena nd Steven Schneider; Alicia Pardo and Mary Pardo and his Naval Academy and Pfizer family also survive John. The family is receiving guests on Thursday, April 8 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 at MOORESTOWN MEMORIAL HOME, 334 Chester Ave., Moorestown, NJ. The funeral is on Friday, April 9 at 10:30 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 122 West Main St., Moorestown, NJ. In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund has been established for John and Elisabeth Reilly, c/o Linda Reilly. Please make all contributions payable to UBS Financial Services, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, 16th floor, New York, NY 10019.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Apr. 8, 2010.
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August 16, 2010
I just got word of John's passing. I'm saddened to hear about it and the loss to his family. I can remember our times at the Academy and John was a good man. He ,like many of us, worked hard (and played hard, occassionally). You'll be missed. Life is short, enjoy each other while we are here, because you'll never know when it will all cease to be! Take care.
George Fears
April 19, 2010
Linda, Jack and Elsi, our thoughts and prayers are with you. There was no one in flight school who lifted our spirits higher than John. We still laugh thinking about his incredible imitations of the instructors at a class party. A great husband, father, officer and aviator....God bless you all.
Mike & Stacey Keating USNA '83
Mike Keating
April 15, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. We just found out about John and are so sad. John was such a great guy. He always had a smile and was so positive. I always enjoyed being around John. We are so sorry.
Vince and Kim Accardo
April 14, 2010
To Linda and the children..

"Reils and I were squadron mates in Hawaii during the late 1980's. A tremendous asset to the wardroom and the junior officer's as a group.. Continually kept 'the big picture' in perspective with his infectious attitude and sense of humor.. Always professional towards his naval duties and those who worked for him.. From the Hempel family, our deepest sympathies and love during this difficult time.. Jim and Katie
Jim Hempel
April 14, 2010
I went to high school with John. Very sad he died so young. My deepest sympathies to the entire Reilly family.
Dana Mackie
April 12, 2010
John Reilly, a tremendous person, who will be greatly missed. Reils was always there with a smile and encouraging word. The kind of person you enjoyed being around! The world is now...a little less friendly.

With deep admiration & respect,

Craig Lucas USNA 83
Craig Lucas
April 11, 2010
John was one of the best colleagues that anyone could have asked to work with. I will always remember his great laugh and infectious smile. You will be missed, Johnny Rocket!
Margaret & Matt Gulley
April 11, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Chris Pietras '83
April 10, 2010
To the entire Reilly family, we have not seen John in many years, but our love and sympathy is with all of you at this very sad time. We have been praying for everyone and will always continue to do so--may we all meet again in Heaven one day. We are still family with Joe, Jen, and Kelli and always will be. All our love, Kathy, Richard, Chris, Dana, Bob,Gisselle, Mike , and our newest addition Addison Yannetelli . Verona,N.J.
April 10, 2010
For the Reilly family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. May John Sr. Rest in Peace.

Richard Woodford, '83
Richard Woodford
April 10, 2010
All of us in '83 will always remember Reils kind heart and warm smile -- he was a true friend and will be missed by us all.

Bill Freitag
April 10, 2010
May the Lord comfort you.

Harry Dorman
29 Co, USNA '83
Harry Dorman
April 9, 2010
To Linda and the Reilly family, John was a true friend and had such an impact on all those that loved him. You are in our thoughts.
John and Jennifer Cerasuolo
April 9, 2010
To the Reilly family and all friends far and wide: "Fair Winds and Following Seas..." Many Naval Academy graduates and friends knew and loved John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all....John McCormick USNA '83
John McCormick
April 9, 2010
To all The Reilly's,
Words can not express the saddnes I felt hearing of the passing of brother John.

Love to all,
Tom Stadtlander
April 9, 2010
To Marilyn and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time. God bless. Frank and Nan Corcoran.
April 9, 2010
Linda and Famiily, John was a very special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you all.
Rich and Michele O'Connell
April 8, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Thomas Olbrich
April 8, 2010
To you all, we send our sympathy on Johns death,our prayers are for you and your family,such a loss.sincerely,
Betty and Joe Butler
Betty and Joe Butler
April 8, 2010
Matt and Leslie, our prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. We were deeply saddened to learn of your brothers passing yesterday. Be well.

Jim and Karen Fossetta
Jim Fossetta
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