Riley Branstrom

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. – Riley Branstrom, self-proclaimed FIRST Robotics nerd and a 2012 graduate of Hightstown High School, regrettably passed away May 6, 2013, at the burgeoning age of 18. His loving parents, Arthur and Mary Branstrom are listed among the surviving family.

Riley’s family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visitation, at 7 p.m., at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Riley will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Riley’s name to either Mid-Atlantic Robotics (via check mailed to Treasurer, Mid-Atlantic Robotics, 154 Old Clinton Road, Flemington, New Jersey 08822) or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Branstrom family with arrangements. Riley’s entire obituary and photo will be forthcoming in the Saturday edition of the Daily Press. Messages of condolence to Riley’s family may be offered online at