James Riney

In loving memory of
James Richard Riney
(April 17, 1952 – July 03, 2021)

Jim passed away peacefully on July 03, 2021 due to his nearly 3-year battle with terminal brain cancer (Glioblastoma). Jim was a father, husband, and friend to many. In his career, he served as a seasoned master electrician, member, teacher, business agent and President of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 68 (Denver, CO). In 2004, Jim became an electrical contractor and served as President of Denver-based Guarantee Electric. As Jim’s career expanded it lead him to overseas opportunities. Jim retired in 2019 after 12 years as Program Manager in overseas and state-side work for contracted government operations.

His friends, family and colleagues will always remember him for his extraordinary knowledge and humorous one-liners that provided laughter and joy to those around him. He was admired and regarded as a kind, loving, and altogether exceptional human being.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Janice Riney; his loving and caring daughters Brady and Jillian Riney who Jim couldn’t have been any prouder of. He is remembered by them as a quick-to-humor, country music loving, pickup truck driving, civil war history buff, one-of-a-kind father who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

He remains in memory as a caring brother to Steve Riney. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Willa-Faye, father, Max and his brothers Dennis and Roger Riney.

Jim was respected and admired by all who were privileged to know him. He will be missed and remembered. In lieu of flowers or cards the family ask that you pay forward an act of kindness in Jim’s memory. He was always there for so many of us.

A virtual memorial service will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time). The service will be live streamed and can be accessed the day of on Lowell United Methodist Church Facebook’s page (https://www.facebook.com/LowellFirst/)

In lieu of flowers or cards the family ask that you pay forward an act of kindness in Jim’s memory.

If you feel inclined to share what act of kindness you did in Jim’s memory or share a fond story of Jim with the family, you may post them to rgalerfuneralhome.com. There you can find Jim’s obituary and a “share a memory below “ tab which allows you to leave a message of your choice.

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