Ronald M. Riley Jr.


Ronald M. Riley Jr. died April 2, 2008. He was born Sept. 19, 1958 to Ronald Sr. and Peggy Riley in Upland, Calif.

Mr. Riley served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea and conducted the Drum and Bugle Corps.

He played drums and guitar and enjoyed doing great impersonations of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Elvis Presley.

During his career, he most enjoyed being hired by the aircraft pneudraulics companies of McDonald Douglas and Pneudraulics for lab testing parts for NASA's space shuttles, as well as other industry aircraft. He also worked in engineering at a large medical facility in California.

He is survived by his two sons Ryan Riley of Payson and Corey Riley of Phoenix; his mother, Peggy Riley of Payson; uncles, Paul (Pat) Thompson, Bob (Mary) Thompson and Don (Jeanette) Riley, all of California; aunt, Dorothy (Bob) Raschdorf of California; plus numerous great uncles and aunts, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at Payson First Church of the Nazarene, 200 E. Tyler Parkway.

Memorial donations may be made to the Payson RTA Hospice and Palliative Care.

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