Death of James Edward Reilly

James Edward Reilly
(January 13, 1937 – April 27, 2012)

U.S. Veteran

James Edward “Jim” Reilly 75 of Buffalo passed away April 27, 2012 at CAMC Memorial following a courageous battle with cancer. He was a U.S. Army Veteran retiring with 30 years of service and was an employee of Century Aluminum retiring with 30 years of service. He was a 25 year member of the Putnam County Fair Board and a 36 year member of the Kanawha Valley Lodge No. 36 A.F &.A.M in Buffalo. The most important part of his life was his wife and family, and he loved to give to others.

Born January 13, 1937 in Olean, NY, he was the son of the late George J. Reilly and Louise Etta Deckman Reilly.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lillian Reilly; son, Patrick Joseph “P.J.” (Paula) Reilly of Buffalo; daughter, Vivian Louise “Vicki” (Lee) Brown of Buffalo; grandchildren, Chet Brown, Christa Brown, Emily Reilly and Patrick Reilly II; brothers, Phillip Reilly of Lapeer, MI and Frank Reilly of Olean, NY; as well as a host of friends and his beloved dog, Maggie.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Raynes Funeral Home Buffalo with Pastor Rick Waller and Pastor Larry Mobley officiating. Burial will follow in Buffalo Memorial Park with military graveside honors by American Legion James E. Marshall Post 187 Winfield and Masonic graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the funeral home.