Gregory William Riley

Chauteaugay Funeral Home

Gregory William Riley, 62, of Burke entered eternal rest Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the CVPH Medical Center surrounded by loving family and friends.

Born on Dec. 1, 1957 in Saranac Lake, Greg was the son of Raymond and Paticia (Tyler) Riley. He was married to Tina Jarvis on Sept. 1, 2006, at their home in Burke.

Greg graduated from Saranac Lake Central School and University of Phoenix with an Associate Degree in Security Management.

A proud American, Greg enlisted in the Navy Seabees in 1976 and was honorably discharged in 1982.

During his service, he constructed American Military bases around the world and was honored to have met President Ronald Reagan and his wife after serving on “Project Rimstone” in 1981.

Greg worked as a corrections officer for Bare Hill Correctional Facility for 27 years. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, and member of the Chateaugay American Legion and Disabled Veterans. Greg was also a founding sponsor of the Flight 93 National Memorial and a proud supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Tina; his mother, Patricia Riley; seven children, Jason and Kent Nelson, Jennifer Riley and Eli Phinney, Trevor Riley, Cristin Riley, Matthew Riley, Kyle Lapan and Kalynne, Katelyn Lapan and Daniel Wiscovitch and six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father, Raymond Riley, uncle Charles Riley, aunt Margerite, and cousin Kurt Riley.

Calling hours will be held at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Saturday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Chateaugay.

A reception will follow at the Chateaugay American Legion from 3 to 5 p.m.

In accordance with current health restrictions, those in attendance are asked to observe the use of facial coverings and social distancing.

Donations in his memory may be made to St. Bernard’s Catholic School, Saranac Lake.

Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.