JEREMIAH RILEY JR. Jeremiah Joseph Riley Jr., better known as "Jerry," passed away April 20, 2013, after a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Philadelphia, to Jeremiah and Violet Cheek Riley, Sept. 2, 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975. After his time in the service, and a short stay in Philadelphia, he moved to Las Vegas over 30 years ago. He worked for the MGM as a banquet server. Jerry enjoyed golfing and gambling. He had a passion for the civil war and President Lincoln and collected many relics. He is survived by his mother, Violet of Las Vegas; a brother, Mike (Bonnie) Riley of Philadelphia; three aunts, Ruth Wynia, Patricia Redner and Madelyn Cheek; four nephews; five nieces; a large number of family and friends at MGM and Tuscany; and his beloved cats, Cooney and Spook. Funeral services will be at 10:40 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation in Jerry Riley's name. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at