Sam Riley, 85, of North Bend, WA, the beloved patriarch of the ever-expanding Riley clan has passed away. He went peacefully on May 2, 2018. Sam, a lifelong resident of the Snoqualmie Valley, together with his wife of 65-years, Kathy, raised their family and formed Riley-n-Sons Drywall.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Linda Riley and his ten siblings. Throughout his life, he was surrounded in love by his wife, Kathy, their nine children: Mark Riley, Scott (Cindy) Riley, Darryl (Donna) Riley, Shannon (Chuck) Jayne, Traci Riley, Kevin (Lisa Rae) Riley, Todd (Shelley) Riley, Eric (Shari) Riley, Lisa (Casey) Riley, and their twenty-five grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Sam was passionate in life dedicating his time, sharing his coaching and fishing skills, and love with family and friends. His many loves also included: Mount Si Wildcats, Seahawks, Mariners, Huskies and Gonzaga Bulldogs. A favorite past time was to ‘Go Fishing’ with his close friends and grandchildren.

Our thanks to Overlake Hospital, Dr. Peter Kures and Flintofts for the excellent care provided to Sam and the family too.

Services to be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2PM at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, located at 36017 SE Fish-Hatchery Road, in Fall City, WA. You’re invited to share a personal message with the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sam’s name to the Seattle Humane Society or the ASPCA.

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