John Robert “Bob” Reeder, 88, of Mill Hall, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Mill Hall on February 6, 1931, the son of the late Theodore E., Sr. and Ethel B. Strouse Reeder.
Bob was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
On November 29, 1953, he married the love of his life, Dorothy A. Dershem, who survives.
Bob retired from Piper Aircraft at the time the company closed in 1985 after 34 ½ years of service. He then worked part-time for Lamar Township.
He attended the Salona United Church of Christ and was a social member at the Castanea Fire Company, Lock Haven Son’s of Italy and Lock Haven Forty & Eight Club. He was also a retired member of the Mill Hall Fire Company.
Bob enjoyed playing cards and loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and going to his camp. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his wife, daughters and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Deborah (Terry) Dickey of Beech Creek, Deah (David) Bowes of Blanchard, Christine (Bob) Thompson of Blanchard, Theresa (Mike) Kramer of Loganton and Jennifer (Milton) Schwab of Vienna, VA; three brothers, Ted, Jr. (Dolly) of Mill Hall, Allen, Sr. (Connie) of Lock Haven and Wayne of Lock Haven; two sisters, Alice (Red) Sterrett of Mill Hall and Janet (Phillip) Miller of Mill Hall; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and a nephew who was like a son to him, Allen Reeder, Jr. of Avis.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Donald; and a sister, Charlotte Cattoni.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10 A.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745 with Pastor Cindy Killinger officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Salona United Church of Christ or Mill Hall Fire Company.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com