July 9, 1930 - April 1, 2021
Niskayuna-William D. Reilly, 90 of Loudonville, formerly of Brooklyn, Uniondale, NY and Sun City, Arizona passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021. Born in Brooklyn on July 9, 1930, he was the youngest of three children born to Owen and Catherine (Healy) Reilly. Bill is predeceased by two siblings: Owen and James (Mary - living), and numerous loving in-laws. He is survived by Irene (Vincent) Campbell and 18 nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Annamay B. Reilly who passed in 2018. He is survived by his loving children: Catherine (Mark) Melas, Alice Lynch, William Reilly, Thomas Reilly, Anne (Brian) Kirch, Theresa (John) Handerhan, and Jeanne (Jonathan) Teale. He is also survived by many cherished grandchildren: Zachary (Patricia), Nathaniel (Amanda), Abigail and Elijah Melas; William (MaryAnn) Lynch and AnnMarie (Jeffrey) Abbott; Owen (Julia), Patrick (Morgan) and Hannah Reilly; Emily and Matthew Kirch; Danielle (Chris Leudemann) and Kyle Handerhan; and Madelyn Teale; as well as five great grandchildren: Lucy and Brennan Lynch, Henry Melas, Caia and Max Leudemann. Bill proudly served his country in the Korean War, received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University, and also attended Fordham Law School and SUNY Albany. His accounting career included various comptroller positions, including at the State University Construction Fund and Albany Medical Center, until his retirement from Treasurer at A.J. Eckert Mechanical in 1992. Dad loved to play sports, starting from his days playing tackle football on the streets of Brooklyn, and continuing as an avid runner, golfer and tennis player. He also coached several winning football and softball teams, was president of Toastmasters International, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, and an active parishioner, Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis DeSales Church. A devoted husband and father, he worked hard to provide for his family, and instilled the benefits of a having good work ethic while building relationships and making time for fun. He enjoyed family gatherings, loved to laugh and never missed a party or a chance to celebrate with family, and dance with Mom. Dad taught us right from wrong, to stand up for what you believe, to work hard and take care of and stand by your family no matter what. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family Friday, June 25, 2021 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Please only enter the funeral home from the rear parking lot doorway; unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask and socially distance. Mr. Reilly’s Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville. Please only enter the church from the front doorway; church ambassadors will be available to help with seating and questions; if vaccinated, please seat yourselves in main section of the Church (masks optional and no social distancing); if unvaccinated or are uncomfortable not social distancing, the two sides of Church are available where social distancing and masks will be required; and please attempt to arrive 15 minutes before the Mass. The Mass can be viewed at https://www.stpiusxloudonville.org/parish-website-live-videos/ The interment with military honors will immediately follow the Mass at 1:30 pm at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Niskayuna-William D. Reilly, 90 of Loudonville, formerly of Brooklyn, Uniondale, NY and Sun City, Arizona passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021. Born in Brooklyn on July 9, 1930, he was the youngest of three children born to Owen and Catherine... View Obituary & Service Information
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