Monday, December 10, 2012

Marjorie L. Riley (1921-2012)

Marge at her 90th
Marjorie L. Riley, 91, of Califon Borough died on December 8, 2012.  She passed peacefully at home in the company of her son Gary K. Armbruster of Cranford, and her daughter Marilyn J.  Armbruster and son-in-law  George Conk of New York City.  Born on August 4, 1921 in Roselle, to Gertrude and Ernest Hanson, she was a long time resident of Scotch Plains where she raised a family with her late husband Hans L. Armbruster.  He enlisted in the United States Army for the duration of World War II, served in the Philippines,  and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. 
Marjorie’s second husband the late Vernon Riley, Jr. was a native of Califon, and member of the Fire Department.  Mrs. Riley was a stalwart volunteer at the Top of the Barn, Califon United Methodist Church, and regularly served as a poll watcher in the Borough.   She was predeceased by her sister Charlotte Murray and is survived by her elder sister Dorothy Johnson.  She is fondly remembered by Theresa Conk, daughter of Marilyn, by Charlotte’s son Thomas Murray, Dorothy’s children Deborah Meehan, Charles Johnson, and Robert Johnson.  She is also warmly remembered by Vernon’s daughter Diane Conlin and his grandchildren Patrick, Shiree, and Shaena.  
The family is grateful for the end of life care provided by the staff of Anita’s Angels, and the Hospice staff of Hunterdon Medical Center.

Viewing will be held 7 – 9 PM on Friday December 14, and memorial service 9:30 AM sharp  Saturday December 15 at Coughlin Funeral Home, 15 Academy Street, Califon, NJ 07830; followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery, 1100 East Broad Street, 1100 East Broad Street, Westfield 07090.