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James A. Reilly

March 24, 1938 ~ March 23, 2019 (age 80)

James A. Reilly, 80, of Washington passed away at 5:40 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born March 24, 1938 in Washington the son of Walter and June Gray Reilly.  He married Rosemarie Monge on June 30, 1957 in Roanoke, IL.

Surviving are his wife, their children Susan (Bob) Witkowski of Elizabeth, CO; Scott Reilly of Alba TX and Teresa (Rob) Tilton of Washington, IL; 6 grandchildren, Dawn Davis, Billy Davis, Jennifer Kuehn, Jessica, Ashley and Olivia Tilton along with two step grandchildren Missy Ester and Chad Witkowski. Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter and one brother Mike (Roxanne) Reilly of Washington.  His parents, one son Jimmy, one grandson Adam Arthur Reilly and one brother David preceded him in death.

Jim worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for many years retiring as a line foreman in 1998. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington where he was a sound engineer for church services and many other events. He was a life member of the NRA. He enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling across the country in his motor home with Rosemarie and their cat Mittens. 

Visitation for Jim will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. Further visitation will be Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 200 S. Main St in Washington from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. with his funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m.  Pastor John Bates and Pastor Dick Hanson will officiate.  Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be given to Alzheimer’s Association-Peoria Office, 614 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614.


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