John L. Riley


John L. Riley, 70, of Mercer, passed away at VA Medical Center, Butler, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, after an extended illness.
He was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 11, 1948, to Harry and Frances Sharak Riley.
John was an Army veteran.
He previously worked at Fisher's Big Wheel in New Castle.
John is survived by his wife, Susan McKnight Riley, whom he married on Aug. 8, 1992, as well as two sisters and one brother.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Riley.
Funeral service will be at Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer, Pa, 16137 at 11 a.m Friday, July 12, 2019, with The Very Rev. Matthew Kujawinski, V. F. of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019.
Entombment will be at Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township, Pennsylvania.
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Published on July 8, 2019
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Jackie Vaughn
Jul 10, 2019
Wish I could be at the service. It was 40 years ago this month John hired me at my first job right out of high school. I have never had more admiration and respect for an employer than I had for him. So many fun memories of our times together. We remained friends and I’m so grateful that we were able to reconnect in the last few years. Much love and condolences to Susan & family. The world has lost an incredible human being and will be a less cool place without him. May you Rest In Peace JR.