George Harvey Riley Jr., 78, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was born in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 31, 1935, son of the late George Harvey Riley Sr. and Mildred Elizabeth (Eckert) Riley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Kenneth Riley and Donald Riley.
Mr. Riley worked for Maryland National Bank in Towson, Md. until 1980 when he retired as branch manager. Before relocating to the Lewes area in 1991, for 10 years he served as administrator of the Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center in Rockville, Md.
Mr. Riley is survived by his life partner, James R. Cosgrove of Lewes; Mr. Cosgrove’s son and grandson, Michael Cosgrove and Logan Cosgrove, respectively, both of Milton; two sisters: Janet Haigley of Cockeysville, Md. and Betty Batchelor of Hydes, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in April. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fresenius Medical Care, 20699 Coastal Highway 3, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Michael J. (Mike) Kelly (68), a retired banker and passionate community volunteer, died at Georgetown University Hospital on February 16, 2013 from a short but hard-fought battle against cancer. He was the longtime, loving partner of James D. Spellman.
Mike, who lived in Washington, DC and Rehoboth Beach, DE, was born in New York City and raised in a large, Irish family in Bloomfield, NJ. He earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the Chaminade University of Honolulu and worked for two decades at the Pentagon Federal Credit Union, retiring as Chief Mortgage Officer.
Mike was known for his love of travel, gourmet food, fine wine, opera, literature, art, and especially, his friends, and family. Never seeking recognition, Mr. Kelly volunteered his counsel, and offered whatever help he could from cooking a meal to sharing his house, to consoling with one-liners. Much of his considerable energy and talent was donated to CAMP Rehoboth.
In addition to Mr. Spellman, he is survived by four siblings: Eileen Boland of Whippany, NJ, Christopher Kelly of San Francisco, CA, Karen DiOrio, and Kevin Kelly of San Antonio, TX, and 16 nieces and nephews, and 12 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother John Kelly of Glen Rock, NJ.
A Memorial Mass was held in Washington, DC on February 19. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Memorial donations can be made to CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
It is with deep regret that I write to share news of my husband Ted’s passing on February 15, 2013.
Ted was devoted to raising funds and awareness for ALS during the past three years, but he could never have in any way been successful without the amazing support he received from CAMP and the staff of Letters.
There will be a celebration of Ted’s life on Saturday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road. A reception will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Additionally, anyone wishing to honor Ted further could send a donation in his memory to the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002.
Again, my heartfelt thanks for all your love and support.