Dr. John W. Riley III ’58 died on May 13, 2008, after a short battle with lymphoma.
He was the son of John W. Riley, Jr. ’30 and Matilda White Riley H’72. After graduating from Bowdoin, he attended Cornell University Medical College, completed his residency in internal medicine and neurology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, and served with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam on the USS Repose. He practiced as a physician in Seattle for over thirty years and was granted titles of Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington, president of the Washington State Society of Internal Medicine, and Fellow of the American Society of Internal Medicine. His passion for sailing brought him many racing titles and lifelong friendships. In 1999, while training to summit Mt. Rainier, he suffered a rare type of stroke and spent the ensuing years “mastering the art of genuinely enjoying the simple things.” He is survived by his sister, Lucy E. Sallick of Westport, Conn.