Paul C. Riley

March 18, 1923 ‒ August 14, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Paul C. Riley, age 93, of Delaware passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Born on March 18, 1923 in Delaware County he was the son of the late Roy and Sarah (Jones) Riley. Paul worked as a mechanic the majority of his life and then as a janitor at the Delaware Court House before retiring.

He enjoyed a passion for fishing, playing euchre, and model trains. His family expressed it best; simply “he was a good man”.

Paul is survived by his daughter Doris L. Smith (Greg Reynolds) of Delaware, brothers and sister-in-law: Joseph Rentler of Westerville, Robert and Sara Russell of Ashley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 40 years the former Ruth I. (Russell) in 1991 and 4 brothers: Charles, Floyd, Russell “Fred”, and Clyde.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Marlborough Cemetery with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

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  • He was a kind and gentle soul. When I went to work in 1989 at the Court House, Paul was the custodian. He was always kind with something kind to say about everything and everyone. God rest his soul!