Donald Reilly

Obituary of Donald Leonard Reilly

Donald Leonard Reilly of Whitesboro passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Donald was born in Utica on May 27, 1936 son of the late Leonard and Margie (Luther) Reilly. He was raised and educated in Utica and was a 1954 graduate of Utica Free Academy. Donald served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1964, serving with the 26th Air Division. At Sacred Heart Church, Utica on October 24, 1966, Donald was united in marriage to Lynne Caister. Donald began his 39 year career with New York Telephone and retired from Verizon in 1994. He was a member of the Whitesboro American Legion Post 1113, Malsan Jones VFW Post 7393, New York Mills, Communication Workers of America Local 1126 and its retirees club. Donald is survived by his wife, Lynne, a daughter, Colleen (William) Phelps of Richmond, VA, two sons, Scott (Christine) Reilly of Whitesboro and Shannon Reilly of Richmond, VA, four granddaughters, Reilly Phelps and Carter Phelps, both of Richmond, VA, McKenna Reilly and Camryn Reilly both of Whitesboro and a niece, Wendy Knoell of Clarence, NY. Donald was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Jeanine Reilly and a sister, Doris Winterberger. Services for Mr. Reilly will be held privately for the family. Those so wishing may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice in Donald’s memory
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