Richard “Richie” Albert Riley 57, of Norwalk (formerly of Elyria) passed away Thursday November 18, 2021 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born August 28, 1964 in Elyria. Richie was passionate about his work as an auto racing mechanic for ThorSport Racing. Survivors include his wife of seven years; Jennifer M. (nee: Rogers), three children; Alayna M. Warren of Norwalk, Logan D. Warren and Ryan A. Kropf (Amy) all of Norwalk. Additional survivors include three grandchildren; Landon, Korynne and Bobby, his mother; Barbara Ann Riley (nee: Newcomer), a sister; Sally J. Ray (Timothy) of LaGrange, their daughters; Brianna and Ciara, a brother; Edgar L. Riley (Julie) of Elyria, their daughters; Maggie and Sarah as well as several additional nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 4-7 PM Monday November 22, 2021 and 1-3, 4-7PM Tuesday November 23, 2021 at The Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440)322-4626 where funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday November 24, 2021. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com
The family will receive friends at the below days and times.
Monday, Nov. 22 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
Address: 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio#RichStrong👊 pic.twitter.com/D3Cik7XJXi
— ThorSport Racing (@ThorSportRacing) November 20, 2021
Original post: Long-time ThorSport Racing employee Rich Riley has passed away.
Riley was a fixture in the Truck Series garage and worked for ThorSport for 18 years.
ThorSport Racing could not have had the success it has had over the years, including this year’s driver and owner championship, without him.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and all of the lives he made an impact on over the years.#RichStrong👊
— ThorSport Racing (@ThorSportRacing) November 18, 2021