Fred Leavitt Riley

Life Story

Fred Leavitt Riley, of Auburn, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 9, 2013, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. He was 94. Mr. Riley was born in Lewiston on March 23, 1918, the son of John and Madge Leavitt Riley. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and Bates College, Class of ’39. Following graduation from Bates, he was employed as a chemist by the DuPont Chemical Company at several munitions facilities throughout the south for the duration of World War II. Shortly after the war, Fred started a career with the Brown Paper Company, where he eventually became the general superintendent of their mill in Berlin, NH. He retired in 1973. Fred enjoyed several hobbies throughout his life, including golf, skiing, pen and ink drawing, and working on challenges related to statistics and advanced math. He was an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lewiston. Mr. Riley is survived by a niece, Susan Robichaud and husband David of Dixmont, his nephew John Stass and wife Paula of Lewiston, and a grandniece, Laurie Mower and husband Michael of Ripley.

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