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Robert Kemp Riley

Bob Riley loved his family and his friends and thrived on supporting and celebrating his family’s successes.

He was a golfer, Life Master in bridge, published author, and talented musician. He enjoyed all music (particularly jazz) and theater, politically incorrect jokes and intense debate. He was smart, funny, and competitive; proud yet self-deprecating and happy to share the things he most enjoyed.

Bob was a native Detroiter and spent most of his professional life working in the automotive aftermarket industry in marketing roles and as a director of international licensing for a large corporation. After residing in Detroit, South Bend, IN and Pennnington NJ, he and his wife Susan moved to San Diego in 2009.

He is survived by Susan, his wife of 60 years; ve children and their spouses: Todd and Nancy Riley, Lauren and Jim Feeney, Jen and Peter Ottinger, Julie and Charles Waugh and Steve and Laura Riley; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He supported his family with love and pride. “Remember, you’re a Riley!”

Bob died July 5, 2021 after an extended battle with cancer.

We will gather in San Diego in the Fall to celebrate this remarkable man.


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