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In memoriam
Charles Riley
December 3, 1949 - October 26, 2018

  Charles Riley  
  Charles as Captain E. J. Smith in Titanic
(Fall 2007)
 

Charles Riley was a loyal and valuable member of M.O.C. for many years.  He first appeared as Captain of the Inquisition in Man of LaMancha in Spring 2001.  He continued with the Club until his final appearance as the Governor in Man of LaMancha in Fall 2015.  Below is a list of his roles with M.O.C.
Date Show Role
Spring 2001 Man of LaMancha Captain of the Inquisition
Fall 2001 Annie Drake
Spring 2002 Annie Warbucks Drake
Spring 2004 Side Show The Boss
Fall 2004 The Music Man Constable Locke
Spring 2005 Footloose Rev. Shaw Moore
Fall 2005 Wizard of Oz Uncle Henry
Fall 2007 Titanic Captain E. J. Smith
Spring 2008 Follies Max Deems
Spring 2009 The Mikado Mikado
Spring 2011 Gypsy Cigar, Kringelien, Announcer
Spring 2015 Man of LaMancha Governor

Charles always helped with set construction when he was cast in a show, but he also worked as a carpenter for Children of Eden (Spring 2003), Into the Woods (Fall 2006), Nunsense (Spring 2007) and Ragtime (Fall 2009).  He was a masterful carpenter and willing to help with any task to be done.

Charles also performed in two shows with 4th Wall Theatre - Philemon and A Man of No Importance.

With his passing, the Club has lost a good friend.

Memorial service
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11am

Grace Presbyterian Church
153 Grove Street
Montclair, NJ  07042
973-744-2565

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Charles to the Hunger Memorial Fund at Grace Presbyterian Church, either by mail or at the memorial service.


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