Obituary of Andrew Pierson Riley
Andrew Pierson Riley was a devoted father, loving husband, loyal son, protective brother, and friend to all who met him. He joined the Lord on June 20, 2020.
Andy was born on July 24, 1966 at Hill Airforce Base in Ogden, Utah, the first child of Mason Earl Riley, a career military officer and Beryl Hall Riley, a homemaker. The family moved several times during his childhood, due to his father’s service, including a stint in Turkey.
The family settled in Chantilly, Virginia, where Andy attended Chantilly High School, graduating in 1984. He was active in a number of organizations and participated in several sports and had a wide circle of friends. Andy later attended Shepherd University, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he managed the football team. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Andy began his career in retail management. One of those jobs was at The Warner Brothers Store in Fair Oaks Mall, where he met Dana Albinger, who later became his wife. He then attended Chubb Institute, and transitioned into a career in tech. His final job was as a project manager for CSRA, a part of General Dynamics.
Andy’s interests were broad, from sports to travel, to spending time in the outdoors. He was a Civil War aficionado, and had planned at one point, to pursue a graduate degree in History. Andy was also a skilled cook.
As multi-talented as he was, the roles that mattered most to Andy were those that pertained to family. He was a hands-on, devoted father. No matter what his children did, he was the first to volunteer to help, most recently, with the Westfield High School Band, where his daughter, Anna played baritone sax.
Andy was also active in the Eastern Orthodox Church, most recently at St. Raphael of Brooklyn in Centreville, Virginia.
Andy is survived by his wife, Dana Albinger Riley, daughter, Anna Riley, son, Matthew Riley, mother, Beryl Hall Riley, sister, Kate Riley Henry, nephew, Jack Henry, niece, Eliza Henry, mother-in-law Elizabeth Coury Albinger, and goddaughter, Amalia Kerlish. He also leaves behind a wide circle of friends.
He is joining his father, Mason, father-in-law, Richard, and his beloved Beagle, Kipper.
A private family service is planned for Friday, June 26, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity that benefits our brave American veterans.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Andrew Riley, please visit Tribute Store