Richard J. Reeder
Richard John Reeder, 72, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Jersey Shore Hospital.
Born Oct. 24, 1947 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late John “Jack” and Esther (Mann) Reeder.
Dick was a 1965 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
He served in the United States Navy on the USS Hornet during the Vietnam War. Dick then was employed at Piper Aircraft for 12 years before reenlisting in the United States Air Force from where he retired as a Master Sargent in 2002.
In 2003 he began working for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, retiring in 2013. Dick was also among the first graduates of Altoona Hospital’s Paramedic Training Program and used his paramedic and EMT skills while serving with Lock Haven Hospital Department of Paramedics in the 1980s.
On April 1, 1996 he married his love, the former Sharon L. Trail, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.
Dick was a former member of both Lafayette Lodge 199 and the Dunnstown Fire Company.
He was the Dock Master for the Watkins Glen Yacht Club, a member of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Club and a life member of the Castanea Fire Hall.
Dick was very involved in the Clinton County Chapter of the Penn State University Alumni Association.
He enjoyed boating, NASCAR, and both Penn State football and hockey.
Dick loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.
Along with his wife, Sharon Reeder of Lock Haven, he is survived by his son, Matthew J. (Beckie) Reeder of Swissdale; two grandchildren, Olivia and Myles Reeder; two brothers, Robert D. (Debbie) Reeder of Lock Haven and Kevin J. (Alice) Reeder of Tennessee; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Barbara) Rohrbaugh of OH; a sister-in-law, Kim Bower (Bob Nyman) of Mill Hall; many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Tyler Haven Riggleman of Tyrone; and special friends, Charles and Shelly Ackley and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Dunnstown Fire Hall, 119 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven.
Memorial contirbutions in Dick’s name may be made to either the Dunnstown Fire Company or Ross Library through the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com