Obituary of John Reilly
~~John F. “Jack” Reilly of Nanuet, NY passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Jack was born on September 26, 1930 in Nyack, New York to John A. and Mary (White) Reilly. Jack resided in Nyack, New York with his parents and graduated from Nyack High School in 1948. Jack was an exceptionally versatile athlete playing four sports each year and entered the Nyack High School Hall of Fame in 2016.
He served his country in the U.S. navy during the Korean War, where he served aboard the U.S.S. Leyte and the U.S.S. Philippine Sea.
Jack married Sally K. Hamel on October 17, 1954 and moved to Nanuet in 1959, where they started their family.
Jack worked as a lineman and then a manager at New York Telephone Company before retiring.
Jack was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, Nanuet, NY, Nanuet II Senior Citizens Club and his second home, the Nanuet Fire Department, where he volunteered for over fifty years. He was a Life Member, served as Ex-Chief (1982-1983) and a Commissioner. Jack was also a member of the RCVFA since 1965, the Rockland County Fire Chief's Association and a Life Member NY State Association of Fire Chief's. Jack also served in Orangetown Engine Nyack and Central Nyack Fire Company, also during his fire service tenure.
Jack is survived by his son John Reilly; his wife, Eileen and their children John “J.T.”, Katherine “Katie” and Meghan Reilly of Nanuet, New York and his daughter Kathleen Mallia; her husband Paul and their children Samantha, Matthew and Anna Mallia of Carmel, New York.
Friends may call Thursday, (Today) October 5, 2017 from 7-9 pm and Friday, October 6, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, Inc. where Firematic Services will be held at 8:00 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:30 am at St. Anthony’s Church, Nanuet, NY.
Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Nanuet Fire Department, P.O. Box 356, Nanuet, New York 10954 in Jack’s name.
Joseph W. Sorce F. H. Inc.
728 West Nyack Rd.
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 358- 4433