Obituary: Thomas A. Reilly, Jr.
February 20, 1946 – July 01, 2019
Tom Reilly, 73, of Alma Colorado, passed away on July 1, 2019 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. Reilly Sr. and Eileen Moriarity Reilly. He is survived by his sisters Eileen Reilly (Wes Bolin) and Kathy (Don Berube).
Tom grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow MA. He continued his education and received his BS degree in Metallurgy from Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. His early career included time working at the Henderson Mine and rough necking in Wyoming and Oklahoma. Reilly, as many called him, was an avid rockhound and would spend most of the last two decades prospecting in various parts of Alma and throughout the Southwest especially Arizona.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday July 28, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alma Town Hall located at 59 Buckskin Road, Alma CO. Tom’s family asks that you keep fond memories of Tom in your thoughts and prayers. The family welcomes you to bring pictures and stories to share if you are attending the memorial gathering. However, if you would like to share items such as pictures or cards please use the following address: Tom Reilly C/O Eileen Reilly, 2540 Paseo Rojo, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Contribution in Tom’s name may be made to local charities.
With gratitude for the time we were privileged to share with Thomas A. Reilly Jr. for his sense of the true meaning of friendship, trust and unselfishness, may his humility, quiet strength, kindness and wonderful good humor remain an enduring example of how we should live and enjoy our lives.
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