Obituary of Joseph Edward Reilly Jr.
Joseph Edward Reilly Jr. passed away on October 24, 2022 in Tucson, AZ at age 67.
He was born on February 15, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Catherine Reilly. He was the oldest of four children. He always was an entertainer and story teller, who connected with so many people. Growing up, he played the drums and performed in school plays and musicals. He attended school and church at Holy Family and Roman Catholic High School. Other hobbies included surfing, skiing, fishing and camping. He met his wife of 22 years through work. They had two children, Meghan and Robert. In 1991, he moved to Tucson, AZ with his family. He became employed at Arbuckle Coffee Roasters. He loved his craft there and was dedicated to serving customers and colleagues for 31 years.
He was always very close with his family and friends in Philadelphia, even after moving to Tucson. He would visit to celebrate communions, graduations, weddings, funerals/celebrations of life. He loved the people in his life with all his heart and extended that love freely.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Catherine Reilly. He is survived by his siblings Michael Reilly, Cathy Gallagher, and Patrick Reilly; his former wife, Susan Reilly; his children Meghan Clements and Robert Reilly; his son-in-law Neal Clements III, and his grandchildren Amelia and James Clements; as well as countless extended family and friends, who loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Diabetes Association can be made at https://diabetes.org/get-involveci/fundraising
Funeral service will be taking place at St Joseph Catholic Parish, 215 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, Az 85711, on 12/10/22 at 9:00 am with a reception to follow. In addition, a celebration of life will take place in his home town of Philadelphia, PA at a later date.