John Reilly Obituary 1937
JOHN REILLY, THEATRE AIDE, DEATH'S VICTIM Early Comerford Associate And Supervisor. Dies At 62 w FUNERAL WEDNESDAY John Reilly, aged 62 years, one of the pioneers in the moving picture business, who was an as sociate of M. S. Comerford in the early day, and who remained with that company during its years of progress, died yesterday. His passing occurred at the family home. 659 East Northampton street, in Georgetown. Mr. Reilly for 15 years had been superintendent of maintenance of the Comerford Company, with headquarters in this city. Mr. Reilly was one of the first in this section to advance in the motion picture business, for years he operated one of the first picture houses, adjacent to his home in the Wilkes-Barre Township section. A native of Hazleton, where he was born 62 years ago," Mr. Reilly resided in. Georgetown for 35 years. He was a partner of Mr. Comer-ford's in the operation of the Star Theatre, then located in the second block on East Market street, and later became part of the Black Diamond studios at Forty Fort, in which the late Daniel L. Hart was one of the directing heads, having supervision of the stage. Before entering the theatrical business he was a building contractor. He constructed the Georgetown Settlement House and was one of the trustees of the institution. He also constructed the Blackman school in Wilkes-Barre Township and the Tripp street school in Swoyerville. He was a member of St. Joseph's parish. His widow, the former Miss Mary Golden, three children, William, Joseph and M'" Margaret, teachers in the Wilkes-Barre township schools, also these brothers and sisters: George Reilly and Mrs. Philip Marcus, New York City, Mrs. Elizabeth Carr, Jersey City, Mary Reilly, Mrs. John Baker, Frank and Edward Reilly, Hazls-ton and Joseph, Detroit. . The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.