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Joe Riley, worked for Hammer Stable, dies

April 15, 2019
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Horseman Joseph A. Riley, 82 of Everett, Pa., died Thursday, April 11, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home in Everett.
 
Mr. Riley served in the United States Army and for many years was well known from traveling the Pennsylvania fairs and Grand Circuit with the Roger Hammer Stable. He also worked for the Burtnett family.
 
Away from the track Mr. Riley was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and all sports, especially high school sports. He enjoyed going to his favorite local hangouts including the Landmark, Denny’s, and Burger King.
 
He is survived by a brother, Paul A. Riley, of Everett; two nieces, Glenda Rightnour (Charles) of Everett and Marlena Robinson (Will) of Buffalo Mills, Pa.; one great-nephew, Ricky (Melissa) Zelanko of Bedford; and a great-niece, Alicia (John) Mort of Centre Hall, Pa.
 
A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford with Rev. Candice and Michael Adams officiating. He will be buried at Bedford Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. Friends will be received on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
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