August 26, 1960 ~ March 15, 2010
Reilly Atkinson IV, attorney, loving husband of Colleen, devoted father of Anne 15, Katherine 14, and Erin 9, died on March 15 at the age of 49. He fought a courageous five year battle with colon cancer.
A graduate of the University of Washington and University of San Diego Law School, he was a partner and trial attorney with Yuhl & Atkinson LLP in Marina Del Rey, California, litigating, writing and speaking on habitability, personal injury, employment and business claims.
A life-long athlete, he excelled in track and field, baseball, skiing, golf and tennis and was coach to his daughters' softball teams. A gifted musician, he performed in bands as guitarist and lyricist and produced and recorded four CDs of original music.
In addition to his wife and daughters in Manhattan Beach, Ca., Reilly is survived by his father Reilly Atlkinson III of Seattle, mother Allegra A. Willison and her husband Tom of Incline Village, NV, brothers Benjamin Atkinson of Basking Ridge, NJ, and Tremaine Atkinson of Chicago.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Premiere Oncology Foundation, Attention Robbie Gluckson, 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600, Santa Monica, Ca. 90404.
A Memorial Mass will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 1:30PM with a reception to follow at American Martyrs Blessed Kateri Room. Interment services will be private.
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