Obituary Leon Riley

(created 2023-06-28 12:52:13)

JNZ is sad to announce the passing of Leon Riley (Sandan), at the age of 92.

Leon started Judo in 1968 at Henkada. He was a Life Member of Henkada and Waikato Area, and served as Area President for eight years. In this capacity he was a JNZ Officer as part of the NZJF Management Board.

He was also the NZL Team Co-manager for the Oceania Championships in 1979.

The JNZ Diploma of Merit was awarded to Leon in 1999 in recoginition of his service to Judo.

A cellebration of Leon's life will be held at Woolertons Funeral Home Chapel, 8 Railside Place, Dinsdale, Hamilton, on Thursday 29th June 2023 at 1.00pm. The service will be live-streamed, please email info@woolertons.co.nz for the link. All correspondence to the Riley family, C/- PO Box 276, Hamilton 3240.