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Marine veteran who sanitized police cruisers dies of COVID-19 related pneumonia


A Toms River, NJ man who sanitized government vehicles and buildings to protect workers from COVID-19 has died from the virus.

Michael Reilly, 47, owned ServPro of Toms River and cleaned the department’s vehicles and buildings in the early weeks of the pandemic, according to a Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. He later died from COVID-19, according to the post.

ServPro cleans and disinfects Toms River police cars to protect officers from COVID-19. The virus killed ServPro owner Michael Reilly, according to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

“Michael was one of those people that would give you the shirt off his back,” Sheriff’s officials wrote in the Facebook post.

According to his obituary, Reilly served in the Marines, where he had been trained as a firefighter. He was a Yankees and Giants fan, an active member of the Ocean County Business Association, and routinely helped charitable organizations, according to the obituary.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Rebecca, and two children: 8-year-old Leah and 4-year-old Michael II.

He died Dec. 10 at Community Medical Center in Toms River from COVID-19 related pneumonia, according to ServPro of Toms River’s Facebook page and his obituary.

Condolences can be sent to the Carmona-Bolen Funeral Home of Toms River. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can me mailed to Recalibrate, P.O. Box 347, Toms River, NJ 08754. Recalibrate helps military veterans transition back into civilian life through social connection, wellness activities and fitness.


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