Gary Russell 



American Diabetes Association


Gary R. Riley, 73, of Germantown, MD, passed away on May 22, 2020 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Beloved husband of 45 years with Sharon S. Riley, he was born on July 4, 1946 in Clarksburg, WV, to the late Linger Robert Riley and Christine Virginia Riley.


Along with his wife, Gary is survived by his daughter Amy M. Saus of Alliance, OH and her spouse Jerry Saus; his son Andrew P. Riley of Germantown, MD and his spouse Angelica Harris; one grandchild, Aiden W.E. Riley of Germantown, MD; one sister, Rebecca J. Riley of Morgantown, WV, and his much loved extended family Angie McIntyre and Shawn Griffin of Germantown, MD. 


Gary graduated from West Virginia University, was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and an avid WVU Mountaineers fan and a New York Yankees superfan.


Gary had a passion for playing, watching, and participating in anything golf related, especially with his favorite golf partner, his son, Andrew. Gary was equally passionate about listening to music, especially Rock and Roll.

Gary worked in the financial industry for most of his adult life, until he found his retirement job in 2005 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, MD. This is where Gary combined his love for the game of golf with the opportunity to work in an idyllic outdoor setting and solidified making his best friends for life.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. 




My condolences to your family. Gary really would light up my day when he came in with his positivity and a joke or two he will be missed. All my love Jessica

From: Jessica Komara

We celebrate the life of a very good man and mourn his passing with you. Gary was a unique, caring and a very cheerful soul! His love of working at TPC was Legendary! We have many loving memories of Gary and feel blessed he was part of our lives! May his soul Rest In Peace.

From: Jane Kreuter Don Collins

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

From: Lynn Bassin

Dilly Dally was a special friend — a boy I knew from the time I was born who became my lunch buddy in my 20’s, who was there when we all got married and started our families, who always knew the best jokes, who always won at Name That Tune (as long it came from the 1960’s) and always exuded kindness and love. I’m glad we met passin’ through.

From: Brenda Singer & Dick Sears

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

From: The Hilton Family

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