Richard D. Riley

Richard D. Riley

Jan. 22, 1952- Dec. 13, 2020

Longtime resident of Homer, Richard D. Riley, 68, passed away on Dec. 13, 2020 ,after a long battle with lung cancer. Richard was born in Modesto, California to Leslie and Loraine Riley. He graduated from Napa High School in 1970. Richard joined the Carpenters Union in 1970 and excelled in his field where he went on to own two successful construction companies and ended his career with Bristol Construction in 2015.

Richard first moved to Alaska in 1984 where he met his late wife, Jodi Lynn Riley. They were married for 30 years before she passed away in 2015 due to breast cancer. He loved Alaska; his love for fishing and hunting made Alaska the perfect place for him to live. Richard was a kind loving man, who kept a smile on his face, had an infectious laugh and would play his guitar for anyone who would listen.

He moved from Alaska in 2016 to Palm Desert, California, where he married Diane Seivert in 2016.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne, and his second wife Jodi.

He is survived by his current wife, Diane; his children, Jenni (Scott) Struckman of California, Selena Frank (Aaron) of Oregon; from his second wife, Jodi, stepson, Justin Schei of Washington; five grandchildren; brother Gerald Riley of Arkansas; sister Donna Bline of California; and many nieces and nephews.