In Memory

Robert Riley

Robert B. Riley, an engineer for the state Department of Transportation, died unexpectedly Friday (Aug. 9, 1996) in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 49.

Riley was a Buffalo native and graduated from Kenmore West High School in 1965.

He graduated from Erie Community College with an associate's degree in engineering in 1967.

After graduating from college, Riley entered the Army Reserve, serving for six years.

He was employed by the state Department of Transportation for the past 29 years. During the past seven years, he worked in a civil engineering capacity for the department.

Riley was also an enrolled agent for the Internal Revenue Service. He worked for H&R Block for 17 years, until last year.

He was an avid golfer and held a membership at the Brighton Golf Course in the Town of Tonawanda. He was also an active member of a local golfing league made up of state employees.

He is survived by his fiancee, Jacquelyn Morrison.

Survivors also include a son, Jason of Grand Island; his mother, Jeanette of Grand Island; and two brothers, Alan of Cheektowaga and James of Clarence.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in

Sauer-Lynett-Amigone Funeral Home, 1933 Kensington Ave., Cheektowaga. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.{

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11/03/14 01:45 PM #1    

Paul Thurston

Bob lived around the corner from me on Paramount.  As kids we were kind of territorial co-inhabitants.  Later on at Kenmore West we became really good friends.  He had a sly sense of humor and taught me how to play golf.  At the Sheridan Park 'water hole' he pulled out his best golf ball and said "you have to use a good ball to make a tough shot,,,"  After it went into water, he was undeterred and did a great shot with another new ball.  I dutifully plunked my old ball into the water and took the penalty.  He was a good guy and it sounds like he had a good life.  My regrets and regards to his family.

12/28/14 07:49 PM #2    

David Holser

Knew bob all the way back to elementary school at Hoover....we moved away after third grade, but came back before fifth grade and stayed on Southwood Dr....Bob was one of the first friends that I made when we came back....a good guy, fun, funny,,,,,I'm sure he stayed that way..

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