Kathleen Riley Bland

May 26, 1967 - January 14, 2019
Kathleen Riley Bland


Kathleen Riley Bland, age 51 of Wilmington passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 26, 1967 to Joseph B. Riley, Jr. and Shirley Ann Hicks Riley.

Kathleen is survived by her life-partner Ronald Allen Brock; children Matt Reed, Josh Reed, Katrina Brock, and Nicholas Brock; sisters, Shirley A. McCulley, Linda M. Hamilton; and broher Joseph B. Riley, III; three grandchildren and seven nephews.

A private memorial service is being planned for Friday January 18, 2019.

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  • January 16, 2019
    Lynn Oglesby Parker says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Kathy I truly miss the days we spent playing on Blades Ave. I wish her family all the prayers to help them heal.

  • January 17, 2019
    Eleanor (Bunny) Lyter says:
    You will be greatly missed by your family and friends and by the many, many canine friends you had. Heaven gained another angel with your passing.

  • January 18, 2019
    pdavis says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of Kathy. I pray you hold dear your many fond memories and know that the God of all comfort Jehovah has promised to reverse sickness and death in the grand resurrection, Revelation 21:3, 4 and Acts 24:15. May faith in God comfort and sustain you during your time of sorrow. To learn more about God's promise see www.jw.org.

  • January 18, 2019
    Deborah Mozingo says:
    Kathy will always have a special place Kathy will always have a special place in my heart. The thing I loved most about Kathy was her childlike optimism. I always had a good time with her. Even with everything she dealt with in life, she always reminded me life is not that serious.

  • January 20, 2019
    Susan says:
    I will miss volunteering with Kathy at Adopt an Angel’s adoption fairs. She was such a brave lady.