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September 16, 2020

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Robert Thomas Riley, 66, of Mountain Top, passed peacefully, Wednesday, September 16, 2020.


Bob was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 16, 1954 to the late Peter James Riley and the late Elizabeth Jane Syron Riley. He graduated from Bishop Hoban High School in 1972 where he was a stand-out member of the varsity swim team. He went on to graduate from King’s College in 1976 with a degree in English and Political Science. After college, he worked for the Main Line Times in Ardmore, PA before settling into a successful career as a financial advisor for Ameriprise in his hometown.


Bob’s passions while he was younger included weight-lifting, hunting and fishing. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bob was a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top.


Bob’s strength and perseverance will always be remembered. He will be greatly missed by his family but they know he is happily reunited with his loved ones and his cat Max.


Bob is survived by his loving wife, Donna Ciarafoni Riley; children, Casey Daderko and her husband, Kyle of Mountain Top; Robert Riley and his wife, Sarah of Kingston and two grandchildren whom he adored. He is also survived by a brother, Peter Riley of Revere, Mass and his wife Faith as well as two nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30PM on Friday, September 17, 2020 in St. Jude's Church, Mountain Top with interment following in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Blue Chip Animal Farm Refuge, as Bob greatly cared for animals.

Arrangements by Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, Mountain Top.


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Mass of Christian Burial
September 18, 2020

12:30 PM
St Jude's Church
420 S. Mountain Blvd.
Mountain Top, PA 18707

September 18, 2020

1:45 PM
St. Mary s Cemetery, Hanover Twp

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