Timothy Reilly

Family Tribute:A victim of the World Trade Center tragedy, Timothy E. Reilly, 40, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Larchmont, NY, died September 11, 2001.

Tim was born on October 5, 1960 in Bronxville, NY to Charles J. Reilly and Claire Hughes Reilly. He attended Holy Family Grammar School and Iona Prepatory School both of New Rochelle, NY. Tim graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts in 1982. He was a co-captain of his college tennis team.

Mr. Reilly began his career in the insurance business with the New York-based independent insurance adjustment firm Edward R. Reilly Company, Inc., a firm founded by his grandfather in 1934. At the time of his death, he was a Vice President in the National Property Loss Department of Marsh USA, a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

An avid golfer and tennis player, Mr. Reilly was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the insurance fraternal order, the Loyal Order of the Blue Goose, and was a parishioner at the Church of the Assumption in Brooklyn Heights, NY. He was a 20 year resident of Brooklyn Heights.

He is survived by his mother Claire Reilly Walcovy and step-father Robert O. Walcovy of Larchmont, NY, brothers Charles J. Reilly Jr. also of Larchmont and Brendan H. Reilly of Essex, Massachusetts, sisters Kathleen E. Reilly of North Salem, NY, Erin M. Weincek of Louisville, CO, and Maureen L. Reilly of Brooklyn, NY.

Please read more about Tim, and share your own thought in his memorial website at http://www.timreilly.com.

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We found a bracelet in our driveway today Thanksgiving 2021, inscribed as "TIMOTHY E REILLY WTC". If this belongs to a loved one of Timothy, we would like to be sure it finds its way back to you.
Jeananne Devaney , Colleague
Nov 25 2021 8:47PM
Tim was the best. Great smile and a good heart. He went to Stonehill College with my roommates and we became friends. We skied a lot together, Tim always in his red jacket. Apres ski was great with Tim, always meeting new people. I remember times late at night in front of the fire when Tim would get serious and sentimental. I miss him and think of him often.
Jim McDonald, Friend
Sep 11 2021 0:02AM
Just a remeberance that 40 years ago today I was in the basement of O"Hara Hall at Stonehill College as one of two guys surrounded rooting for the Yankees vs the Sox when Bucky bleeping Dent hit that home run !
Joseph Kenny DMD, Friend
Oct 3 2018 4:14PM
I never knew that Timmy was in the trade towers on this day and time until recently. The night that I became engaged to Neal O'Toole, Timmy's childhood friend Neal asked me to marry him In NYC. That is the first time I met Timmy. He was such a nice young man. He was a very loving and kind person. I was deeply sadden to hear of his death. My heart goes out to his family. Although it has been years he is well remembered and so many morn his loss. I know it has to be heart breaking for his loved ones but somehow with the strength of God we make it and live until the day we will see him again. My deepest Sympathy to his family. May you find Peace when you are troubled, that God keeps you in his care always, In love, Jane OToole
Jane OToole, Friend
Sep 11 2018 10:38AM
1st hour of college, Sept 1978, my folks dropped me off at the boy's dorm at Stonehill. I found my room not knowing what to expect but excited to be on my own at 18. Didn't know a soul yet. I walk in and this kid literally rushes across the room with this huge infectious smile and his hand out and says "I'm Tim Reilly, you must be Bill Reid, they room us by alphabetical order. Nice to meet you roomie!". Riles was the 1st New Yorker I ever met..and the best. He took me for a weekend in Brooklyn (his grandma's apartment?) and taught me all about NYC. He was one of my best buds and tennis team partner (but he always kicked my butt). One break when we all returned to school he brings me an autographed golf score card from NYC radio host Tom Scheider because Riles knew I was a fan. I still have it with a collection of other Riles rememberances. We had so many great times together in and after college. Each 9-11 I think about them all and smile, laugh, and maybe cry a bit. Is there anything else we can save with our friends and loved ones than that? Until we see each other again, my friend Riles...
Bill Reid, Friend
Sep 11 2017 11:11AM
Thinking of you today Tim.. Rest in peace.
Norman Perkel, Colleague
Sep 11 2017 10:38AM
Thinking of you today Tim
Norman Perkel, Colleague
Sep 11 2014 8:19AM
Hi Reilly Family, Thoughts of Tim can erupt at any given moment. I miss him a lot. 911 reminds me we cannot take any day for granted. I saved an email from Tim on 8/15/01 letting me know he was making a trip to San Francisco for a wedding, and wanted to meet up. I lived in Sacramento at the time. I also saved the automated reply email from his work address on 9/12/01. Tim was the mayor of New York to me. He was the first person I went to after 911 to see if any of our friends were affected by the tragedy. I was unaware Tim took a new job at Marsh & McLennan in the WTC. That cryptic 9/12/01 auto reply email with the signature telling me he was on the 101st floor makes me think of Tim, and what a giving person he was to all of us. I will always conjure up that happy face in the picture above. Love To You All, Peter
Peter Campbell, Friend
Jul 3 2014 9:19AM
Love that smile!! Thank you, Tim, for being the thoughtful and caring colleague that you were to me ans so many others at J&H; Marsh in Boston. I think of you and pray for you and all your wonderful family. God bless, brother, and Godspeed. Pierre
Pierre Dugan, Colleague
Sep 17 2011 9:51AM
Hey Tim and the Reilly/Hughes Family I was watching the news last night and they were reporting from the 9/11 memorial at ground zero. The shot was a woman reflecting on a loved ones engraved name, and whose name is top right, Timothy E Reilly! Just like Tim to show up , odds of one in 3,000. I met Tim at the Tiki Room in Dedham, Mass probably 1985, Columbus day weekend. He was with some guy named JC, they both went to Stonehill with my roomates, Lumpy and 'The Kid' (aka Scott Rousseau and Gary Curran). Tim and I found a Brockton link and thus began our freindship. Tim's Uncle Tom (First Down Brockton!) was a teacher at BHS where I went to school and his parents were close friends with my neighbors , the Milletts, from Holy Cross and having served in the military together. We had many a good time skiing, and apres ski. I remember Tim worrying about Brendan at school and talking about grilling steaks out in the cold at Christmas with Chuck and Brendan. I miss my friend Tim and hope to hear about 50th birthday party for Tim on 10/5/11. We can do our own Boston area party, Brendan email me jmcdonald@vioc.net, if not I will have a Bud on my own and remember all of the times that Tim clinked that bottle to mine and smile at the good times! Thanks Tim!
Jim McDonald, Friend
Sep 12 2011 11:48PM
Timmy... you were in my thoughts and prayers yesterday. I was blessed to have you as a friend and I try to live each day the way you did! You lived life to the fullest!!! Always, Betsy
Betsy, Friend
Sep 12 2011 5:48PM
Hey Tim, Thinking about you today. Hard to believe it's been ten years already. I'm sure your big smile is lighting up heaven. Cathy
Cathy Incandela, Friend
Sep 11 2011 4:32PM
Maureen and family, My heart goes out to you. I will always remember. Heidi Bailey LEGO colleague of Maureen
Heidi Bailey, Friend
Sep 11 2011 10:25AM
A few years ago I visited the museum at Ground Zero and afterwards I made a donation and received a bracelet that honored a victim of the 9/11 attacks on the USA. There is a US flag and a name on the bracelet. The name on my bracelet is Timothy E. Reilly. WTC. I am a flight attendant and tomorrow (Sept. 11, 2011) I take to the skies for a long journey from Detroit to Shanghai. I will wear my bracelet with pride in honor of your special, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend- Timothy E. Reilly. I am so sorry for your loss. We will never forget. Beth N. Chicago, IL
Beth, Friend
Sep 11 2011 12:00AM
Knowing Tim, playing tennis together as the MMC tennis squad will always remain some of my fondest memories I have of my 6 years at Marsh. What a shining guy tim was and will always be for all who knew him. I was the team captain when 9/11 occurred and recall traveling to Larchmont for Tim's wake with a few team members... We were all stunned but not shocked by that turnout. Clearly a new angel was created when Tim was lost.
Dorothy Dembowski, Colleague
Sep 9 2011 10:51PM
Hi - I'm thinking about you today, and your family.
Aimee, Friend
Sep 9 2011 11:35AM
May 2 2011 7:58PM
God Bless You. God Bless America and all those who made the ultimate sacrafice which led to today's long awaited headline.
Margaret Anne 'Peg' Donohue, Friend
May 2 2011 3:40PM
I am thinking and talking about Tim all the time. I reminded my children that they went to their fisrt circus because time gave us tickets. I will be celebrating his bday today.
Angel Rivera, Friend
Oct 5 2010 2:48PM
Wow. What an amazing photo of Tim! The photo captures what everyone knew about him - that he was genuine, warm, gregarious, charming, and open. He lived, worked, and played with a zest for life and we can all learn from his example. Live each day like the last, for tomorrow is not promised. I didn't understand that then but I do now. Gone, but not forgotten. Ro
Romonda, Colleague
Sep 17 2009 11:35AM
It's taken me a few years to write about Tim. I still can't believe he died that Day. I think about him and tell my kids about him all the time. I look at the great photos I'm lucky to have of him and smile. I was one of his college roommates. The school would room you according to your last name. Reilly, Reid, Russell, Ricciardi. I walked into the dorm on the 1st day of school as a 17 year old country boy from Mass. 'Riles' was the first person I met in the room. I'll never forget his huge (and real!) smile and handshake that moment. I knew I had found a lifetime buddy and rare person. We played on the tennis team together (he could kick my butt) chased coeds (poorly) drank beer (well) and have so many outrageous great memories together I can never even list them all. What a rare person Riles was! Completely unique, and open, and warm, and COOL. He made me a much better, more savvy kid in college. He also taught me about New Yorkers. He brought me to McSorley's Pub, SOHO, Brooklyn, and parties with this NYC friends. So cool. So great of him to do for me. When we had careers I visited him many times in NYC to catch up and hang out. We had become responsible grown men but still mischievous college teens underneath. Those later visits will also always stay with me. Riles was one of a kind. I miss him every day, and I'm making sure my own teens know about him, and what happened that Day. Later Riles... -Willis
Bill Reid, Friend
Sep 12 2009 12:50PM
Hi, Looking for Tim's first site tonight to write a hello but couldn't find it. This is very nice all the same. Love that picture of Tim. I had been telling my brother about Tim the other day as we were sailing in Newport Harbor where Tim once sailed with me and 14 other Stonehill friends one beautiful spring day. My guess is it was 1981. I wanted to say that he is not forgotten up in R.I. Thinking of you all on this September 11th 2009. Love, Brigid Lynch Rubin; Stonehill '82
Brigid Lynch Rubin, Friend
Sep 11 2009 8:35PM
What an amazing personality. If you met Tim, you had to like him. I had the honor of working with him and know that he was well liked and respected by all. Tim and his family are permanently fixed in my prayers.
Joanna Zappala, Colleague
Sep 11 2008 8:01AM
Hi All, I would like to thank the last few who made posts that are related to Tim Reilly. I am Tim's brother and appreciate your kind words even alomst 6 years later. you should visit his website at www.timreilly.com Brendan H. Reilly
Brendan H. Reilly, Family
Jun 15 2007 4:30PM
my name is tim reilly. i graduated from PSU 3 years ago. I very much sympathize with what has happened and i am truly sorry.
Tim Reilly, Colleague
Mar 8 2007 2:16PM
Tim- I may not know you but I know that you are family.I am Margaret Olivia Reilly, but people call me Maggie.I was born on October 5 too, but in 1997.My father's name is Timothy Reilly too! But anyway I wish that you may rest in peace, and I hope immensly that when my time comes I will be able to meet you and be with up in heaven. P.S. Michael Joseph Reilly died around Thanksgiving so I hope you see him up there!(Michael Joseph Reilly = My grandfather
Maggie Reilly, Family
Feb 5 2007 4:02PM
Timothy Reilly was part of my family, but I don't now how I am related to him.My mother told me that he did die in the World Trade Center bombing tragedy.My dad's name is also Timnothy Reilly so i knew in an split second he was family.I wish that he may rest in peace and when I go up to where he is I hope immensly that I will meet him.
Maggie Reilly, Family
Feb 5 2007 3:55PM
I couldn't believe when I received the notice from St. Mary's Chapel on Stonehill College about the loss of Tim. I remember playing tennis with Tim while we were both on Stonehill's Varsity Tennis team and seeing him often around campus. Stonehill is a small school and we were all very friendly to one another. Tim was a great guy with a great sense of humor. Although over 20 years have passed since we graduated, I think of my friends from that time of my life often; Tim is missed dearly.
Chris Colocousis, Friend
Sep 11 2006 8:02PM
Tim: Thanks for all the laughs at Frank B. Hall. I bet you keep God smiling in Heaven
Barry F. Moore, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 6:32PM
It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since that day. I can still remember Tim and his dedication to Marsh and its clients, even when we were going through the merger back in 1997. Tim was a great golfer, yet humble. I'll never forget how kind he was to me during a tournament that a client asked me to play in. Tim would hit the ball long and strait, while mine would often wind up in the trees. He never made me feel badly that day, we just went on and laughed. Tim was truly a fine person. I will always miss his example and friendship. I pray for him and his family. Chris Decker Insurance Manager Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
Chris Decker, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 8:51AM
I couldn't pass this to make one more 'bump into' with Tim. I met Tim when he was with Hall and we were all kids. Over the years I would always bump into the ever well dappered Tim somewhere on the street after work. I think he liked to at least keep a pulse on what happened after work sometimes with a frothy beverage? What I always liked about Tim is you never felt like you were being judged. Y'all know his demeanor...it was a class act. With just a hint...just a small hint...of perceived mischief that had the potential to cause some kind of fun? Here's to one of my street buddies to which I promise I will raise a silent toast to next.
Keith Ragel, Friend
Jul 19 2005 8:41AM
Timmy, You were one of a kind. You definitely left a lasting impression, especially for your human compassion and kindness. You will always be remembered. Fondest memories. Toni
Antonella, Colleague
Sep 12 2003 12:34AM
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Tim when he was working as a property claims consultant in the J&H; Marsh Boston office. Ed Bates and I were part of the 'claims interview team' for Tim when he was thinking of moving there from the New York office. In spite of the many challenges presented by the the then new company- J&H; Marsh & McLennan, Tim made the decision to come to Boston, and made all of us there the richer for it with his sense of humor, friendship and loyalty. When I decided to leave Boston, it was Tim that organized the going away party for me at the Hard Rock Cafe across the street. He made the arrangements, coordinated the time and made sure people showed up, complete with gags, gifts and a lot of laughs. Of all the people that were there, Tim knew me for the least amount of time, but it was Tim that made it a point to show me I would be missed. That was the kind of guy he was. I will miss you, Tim. My heart goes out to all your family of whom you were so proud, and all who knew you. May the sun rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back, may the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Pierre
Pierre Dugan, Colleague
Sep 18 2002 2:23PM
Well Rocko, every time I think of a mets game or a golf game or a party somewhere, or pass a place we tipped a few, (which was everyplace in NYC) I think of you and for a split second, I forget what happened. In that split second I think of calling you and getting together for some fun. There were so many fond, many hazy, memories that I am reminded of you very often and give myself a little chuckle about some place or adventure we had. Cheers! Seamus
Jim Convey`, Friend
Aug 2 2002 3:46PM
I met Timmy in 1988 when I went to work in the Commercial Department of Frank B. Hall of NY. Tim sat in front of me and we both worked on Lynne Giordano's team. Tim was usually late and Marjorie Esposito and I would try to cover for him. He always charmed Lynne into not being mad at him. We had a great group of young, single people in the department and I enjoyed hanging out with Jim, Mike, Shawn, Matt, Judy, Marjorie and Tim. My favorite memories of Tim are dancing with him at the infamous Tri City parties, going to the Water Street Tavern, and having him as my date at one of the J&H; holiday parties. I thought Tim was still working in the Stamford office and when someone called me on September 11th to ask about him, I was shocked to learn he was at the WTC office. I will miss Tim's big smile and his love of life.
Cathy Incandela, Colleague
Jul 7 2002 8:07PM
I miss you more every day big brother.
Maureen Reilly, Family
Apr 10 2002 5:18PM