Richard Joseph Reilly (September 15, 1927 - May 15, 2010)

In loving memory of
Richard Joseph Reilly
  • September 15, 1927
  • -
  • May 15, 2010

  • Obituary
  • Sign Tribute Wall
  • Light a Candle
  • Send Flowers
  • Photos


Dick was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Crown Point, IN. He served our nation in the US Navy during WW II and attended Northwestern University. Dick founded and operated three business’ including Same Day Courier Service in Carmel, IN which is still in operation. He was an avid golfer, sailor and sports fan. He was a member of Murat Shrine, Big Brothers Association and active with Citizens On Patrol for the New Smyrna Beach Police Department and member of Trinity Lutheran Church New Smyrna Beach. Richard made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years Barbara, daughters Rhonda Reilly and Cheryl (David) Brentlinger, two granddaughters Cindy and Amy Brentlinger, brother Patrick (Joan) Reilly, sister Sheliah (Bill) Therkildsen and brother in law Ron Hahn. Memorial donations are requested to Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida  378 Center Pointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Celebration of Life for Richard Joseph Reilly, New Smyrna Beach FL who died May 15, 2010 will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church 485 Turnbull Bay Road New Smyrna Beach FL with The Reverend Don Reiter officiating. Committal will be at Carmel Cemetery I Carmel, Indiana.

Send flowers to the family to show you care. Order Now

Tribute Wall

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Paige Long McClure says:
    22 May 2010
    So sorry for your loss. We have alot of fond memories of years on Pawnee. Take care and God Bless You.

  2. Pat Dugan says:
    21 May 2010
    My heart goes out to the Reilly family. As I write this note, I smile over all the very funny situations involving Dick; covering all different catagories. The Dick stories will help get you through these hard times and will also keep him alive forever in your hearts. Dick passed along his spirit of adventure, his drive and quick smile. I'm glad to have known him.

  3. Valerie Blinn says:
    20 May 2010
    Barb, Rhonda & Cheryl,
    Dick has left a lasting impression on my heart and that big smile from ear to ear. His stories are the best and he will be remembered forever. With Love, Val

  4. Julie Janssen says:
    20 May 2010
    Dear Mrs. Reilly, Rhonda and Cheryl,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We Longs' have such fond memories of great times with your Dad. He was always up for taking all of us kids places, especially if the Shriners were performing! He was a great man and sure loved his girls. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Margaret & John Baranowski says:
    18 May 2010
    Dear Cheryl, Dave, Cindy & Amy-

    Our prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of your beloved Dad, Father-in-law and Grandfather. Our hearts go out to you. May his memory bring you peace.

  6. Kevin Brislen says:
    18 May 2010
    I'll always remember the times our Families got together for Holidays or a vacation. I always looked forward to those occasions. The memories of Uncle Dick and all of us will always be me. God Bless all of you. Love Kevin

  7. Kim Greene says:
    18 May 2010
    Dear Barb, Cheryl, Rhonda, Dave, Cindy and Amy ~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all loved your Dad, he brightened all of our lives through the years. With deepest sympathy and love ~ Larry and Kim Greene, Mitch, Drew and Sydney

  8. Kelly Brooks says:
    18 May 2010
    Dear Rhonda and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Dick was such a fun-loving man and a wonderful person to know. I remember when he came to Ball State and all of us girls, in the dorm, met him for the first time...he was such a great Dad and we all wanted to adopt him as ours!!

    I knew Rhonda had moved for a pro-golf position and I'm sure she and Dick had a lot of opportunity to play in Florida together. I'm so glad he got some sunshine in his life.

    I pray that you all will be able to reflect on how many people he has touched through his years - it must be an enormous number of them. We were all very fortunate to have known and shared time with this gracious man.

    God Bless you all.
    Best regards,
    Kelly (Burcham) Brooks - BSU friend from 1981

  9. Mike & Paulette Keough says:
    18 May 2010
    Our deepest sympathy Barb, we know its been a long hard road. Our best to you and your family

  10. k.thomas says:
    18 May 2010
    My condolences to you. We have the promise from God's son,Jesus that "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29) Yes Jesus has the authority to resurrect our loved ones and this he will do for us soon. Keep cherishing your memories and keep that day to come in mind and heart.

  11. Jerry Kuhns says:
    18 May 2010

    So sorry to hear about Dick. We had a lot of great times together. If there is anything I can do to help up here let me know.



  12. Bill & Cindy Berl says:
    18 May 2010
    We will never forget Dick. He was such a special person. To Barb and the family, we are thinking of you. The stars are shining brighter now.

  13. Greg Welsh says:
    18 May 2010
    Dear Barbara:
    Carrie and I and all of us at Gulf Atlantic Vehicles extend our condolences to you and your family.
    Dick always brightened up our shop when he came in with his constant smiling and up beat attitude.
    He was also very gratious in helping us in Turnbull with the fliers.
    He will be missed by us all.
    Sincerely,Greg Welsh

  14. Julie Siegler says:
    18 May 2010
    Cheryl and Family - I am sorry to read about your fathers passing in today's Indianapolis Star. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. The Flemings says:
    18 May 2010
    Our thoughts are prayers are with you all in Florida.

  16. Mary Haynes says:
    17 May 2010
    So many GREAT memories....Aunt Barb, Rhonda,Cheryl,David,Cindy & Amy your in our thoughts and prayers.....God Bless....Love Mary & kids

Send an E-Card

Please select an e-card

    Required fields are marked *

    Note: The code below resets with every submit of the form