May 25, 1919 - May 10, 2012
Longtime Corvallis resident and physician James A. Riley died on Thursday, May 10, 2012, following an injury. He was 92. Jim was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to James A. Riley and Anne Constance Maley. His mother was a nursing supervisor at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, and a significant influence on Jim’s decision to pursue the art of medicine. A graduate of both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon Medical School (Oregon Health & Science University), Jim completed his first residency at the University of Minnesota. While serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army, he met Sophie Bea Craig, whom he married in November 1944. He was discharged from the service, and returned to Portland in 1946 to compete a residency in internal medicine and cardiology. After completion at U of O, he joined Dr. Curt Aumann at The Corvallis Clinic, where he practiced medicine until his retirement. Cardiology residents enjoyed his mentorship at OHSU, where he served for many years as associate professor of medicine. Jim and Bea enjoyed traveling and visiting far-off places until Bea’s death in 1999. Jim has been a resident of Corvallis Caring Place and a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corvallis. Survivors include son John Riley of Tahoe City, Calif.; daughter Peggy Lyon and husband, Glenn Lyon, of Minden, Nev.; three beloved grandchildren, Kevin, Audra and Craig; and many friends. A Rosary will be said at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, followed by a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. A reception will follow the laying to rest.
Longtime Corvallis resident and physician James A. Riley died on Thursday, May 10, 2012, following an injury. He was 92. Jim was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to James A. Riley and Anne Constance Maley. His mother was a nursing supervisor... View Obituary & Service Information
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