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Cory Stephen Riley

October 10, 1961 October 22, 2018
Cory Stephen Riley
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Obituary for Cory Stephen Riley

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Cory Stephen Riley, beloved husband, father, son and brother, passed away at the age of 57, surrounded by his family. Cory was born in Yuba City, CA, on October 10, 1961 to "D" and Bethel Riley, and lived his entire life in the Yuba City area.

Cory was very supportive and proud of his son Darek's accomplishments in theatre arts and his son Alec's in the corporate world as well as the music industry. His greatest desire was to see that they received their education to fulfill their dreams, and that was realized.

Cory graduated from Yuba City High School in 1979. He went on to attend Yuba College, University of California at Chico, and University of California at Davis. He began work with his father in his youth disassembling motors and assisting in reassembling. This included restoring his 1967 Camaro which he drove throughout his high school and college years.

Cory became a master engine builder and tuner. He built high performance racing engines for sprint cars, drag boats, quarter mile and circle track racing, and even Nascar; shipping engines nationally and internationally to countries such as Canada, South America and Australia. He loved the opportunity he was given to travel to Australia to fine tune his work. From 1992 to 2011 Cory's skill was recognized with numerous awards including the 2000 USAC Engine Builder of the Year, awarded in Indianapolis, among others.

In 2012, Cory left engine building and was hired by Manley Performance Products, Inc. As their Northwest Regional Sales Manager, his sales territory included 12 states. He traveled extensively and enjoyed his time representing the company.

Cory is survived by his wife, Sarah Riley; his two sons, Darek Riley of Sacramento; and Alec Riley of Los Angeles; his parents, 'D' and Bethel Riley of Yuba City; his sister and brother-in-law, Leslie and Ray Bedford of Highland Village, Texas; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Beverly and Dick Gergen of Ashland, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews. All of whom held a special place in his heart.

Cory is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Meriam Riley; and Lois Helton.~A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12:30 - 3:30 pm at Ting's Refuge, 1501 Butte House Road in Yuba City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to assist in purchasing equipment for the Yuba City High School Auto Department 850 B Street Yuba City, CA 95991 attention Cheryl. In the memo line of the donation please add Auto/Corey Riley, in Cory's memory to encourage tech career education for students in his community. The family has set up a fund for that purpose if you wish to make a donation.

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12:30 PM 11/18/2018 12:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 11/18/2018 3:30:00 PM
The Refuge

Butte House Road
Yuba City, CA 95993

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1501 Yuba City 95993 CA
United States

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