Despite the odds following a diving accident during which he sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 16,  Charles “Corky” Riley M.A. ’81 persevered and led an active and fulfilling life. A beloved father, husband, son, brother, and friend, Corky was a successful crisis therapist, staunch disability advocate, writer, and legendary storyteller. He was ordained a minister in 1978 and became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 1988 after earning his master’s in counseling psychology from Santa Clara. In addition to working and raising his son, Aiden, Corky spent time playing Quad Rugby and traveled with Alison all over the United States and into Canada for tournaments. He died on July 9, 2020 due to complications from quadriplegia.

30 Sep 2020