Harold J. Riley

Captain Harold J. Riley, 85, of Belpre, OH, departed this life on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Eatons, WV, on May 30, 1932, a son of the late Jesse G. and Edith Marlow Riley. Captain Riley retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1980, following 21 years active duty and 9 years in the Fleet Reserve.

He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He had been a Drill Instructor for five years, a Tank Unit Leader, an Atomic, Biological and Chemical Warfare Monitor, a Marksmanship Instructor, Instructor at Officers Candidate School and four years as Classified Files Librarian at Headquarters Marine Corps.

He was a member of Belpre Church of Christ and American Legion Post 495 of Belpre, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; four brothers, Gilbert Riley of Waverly, WV, Chief W.O. Delbert Riley of the U.S. Coast Guard, Edwin Riley of Walker, WV, and Sgt. James Riley of the U.S. Army, killed in Vietnam; three sisters, Alice Riley Greiner, Roberta Riley Lee and Grace Riley Hively.

He is survived by his wife of 62.5 years, Mary “Helen” Rector Riley; son, Richard Riley; daughter Joyce (Robert) Moody; grandchildren Jesse (Stephanie) Riley, Samuel Riley, Trevor Riley, Evan (Alyssa) Riley, Jessica Lovano, Christopher Lovano and Feran Lovano; great- grandchildren Victoria Riley, Lydia Riley, Julien Riley, Elizabeth Riley, Ivory Bates and Henry Riley.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 3 p.m. until time of services at 5 p.m. Friends may also call on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from noon until time of services at 2p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, 801 Victor Street, Belpre, OH .

Burial in Evergreen South Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV.

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