Robert F. Riley, 82, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Auburn Community Hospital.
Bob was born in Auburn on April 13, 1935, the son of George F. and Catherine Patchen Riley. He was a graduate from Auburn Central High School class of 1953. He was a retired Auburn city firefighter with 35 years of service. Bob was also an owner/operator of Finger Lakes Fencing Company. He was a member of Auburn United Methodist Church.
Mr. Riley is survived by his wife, Shirley Rossiter Riley, of Auburn; their daughter, Heather G. Beck and her companion, John DeGolia; daughter-in-law, Heidi L. Riley, of Allegany; his son, R. Louis Riley, of Syracuse; daughter, Robin L. Goepfert, of Colorado; a brother, David (Lisa) A. Riley, of Texas; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Bob was predeceased in death by his son, Ross M. Riley, and his brother, Richard G. Riley.
In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 in Soule Cemetery, Sennett, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a charity of choice in memory of Robert F. Riley.