Patrick 'Mickey' Reilly of Glen Spey, N.Y., and Deerfield Beach, Fla., dies at age 66

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Patrick "Mickey" Reilly of Glen Spey, N.Y., and Deerfield Beach, Fla., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Broward Health North Hospital, Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was 66.

Son of the late Thomas J. Reilly and the late Anne Luckey Reilly, he was born Jan. 25, 1952, in Port Jervis, N.Y.

Mickey was a retired reading teacher at the Monticello Middle School in Monticello, N.Y.

He was a member of the New York State Teachers Association and was a Florida Panthers Hockey Club Fan. He was an avid fan of the New York Jets, the New York Yankees, and the Florida Panthers.

A family statement read: "Mickey was the best son, brother, and uncle that anyone could wish for. His sense of humor and quick wit was unmatched. His laugh was very contagious. Mickey especially loved Christmas and was always the life of the party. He never ceased to make others smile. He taught all his nieces and nephews his love of reading. Mickey will be forever loved and missed."

Surviving are his two sisters, Maureen Siemers and her husband, Bill, of Milford, Pa., and Robin Obermeyer and her husband, David, of Montgomery, N.Y.; his nieces and nephews, Jennifer Kowal and her husband, Richard, and their children, Rachel and Travis, Mark Siemers and his wife, Bobbie, and their children, Benjamin and Breanna, Maria Obermeyer, Daniel Obermeyer, Anthony Trochiano and his wife, Danielle, and their children, Jack, Thomas, and Lydia; aunts and uncle, Marion "Honey" Quinn, Merville Jenks, and Kathleen Luckey, all of Port Jervis, N.Y.; and several cousins, friends, and extended family.

Visitation was held Jan. 8 at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, with a 8:30 a.m. prayer at the funeral home and a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 307 Avenue F., Matamoras, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Needy Fund, 99 Ball Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

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