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Fred Whitcomb Riley passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, on March 24, 2021. His family was at his bedside during his last days.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Wiegert Riley, his daughter, Karin Riley (married to Brian Elling), his granddaughter, Meryn Riley Meth (married to John Meth), his granddaughter, Alexandria Elling-Riley, and great grandson, Mycroft Meth, his brothers, Richard Riley (married to Mimi Riley) and David Riley, and his sister, Janie Riley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary Riley, his son, Alan Riley and grandson, Worth Riley.

Fred graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin as a Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation from Baylor College of Medicine at the top of his class, he completed an internship in radiology and entered the Air Force as a physician (called a flight surgeon), where he was stationed in Morocco. He married Janet soon after his return. They set up their home in San Antonio, where he joined Norman, Brannan, Riley, Works and Stewart Radiology Group which later became South Texas Radiology Group and South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers. He is remembered by colleagues as an equally kind and brilliant doctor. His daughter recalls how much he loved his work, and how dedicated he was to helping his patients, devoting long hours to their care.

Fred spent many hours with family and friends sailing out of Lake Canyon Yacht Club, where he was a charter member. He spent many weekends racing in his Santana 20 and Sunfish. He loved visiting his daughter in Montana where they hiked in Glacier National Park.

The family expresses its gratitude to Fred's caregivers from Sisters Care including Sandy, Maggie, Tillie, Victoria, Jeanette, Joni, Josephine, Dennis, and Julia.

The service will take place in a few months, when Covid levels have declined.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78217 or the charity of your choice.

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Published in Express-News on Apr. 4, 2021.
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