The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 26, 2013

John E. Reichner, 87, Penns Creek


The Daily Item

— PENNS CREEK — John E. Reichner, 87, of Penns Creek, entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at his home.

John was born May 16, 1926, in Port Trevorton, a son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Dreese) Reichner. On March 17, 1966, he married the former Shirley J. Master, who survives. His passing breaks a marital union of 47 years.

John was an Army veteran.

He was employed by Dean Koch Trucking, Lewisburg, RW Bird Milk hauling, Pleasant Gap, and BKW Coach Lines, Hummels Wharf. John and his wife owned and operated for more than 45 years their own re-upholstering business.

John enjoyed gardening, woodworking, going out to eat and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Steve and Pam Snyder and Dave and Sharyn Reichner, all of Selinsgrove, Keith and Connie Reichner, of Penns Creek, Dean and Lisa Reichner, of Middleburg, and Penny and Kevin Snyder, of Mifflinburg; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Dolly Reichner, of Liverpool; three sisters, LaRue Hoot, of Port Trevorton, Harriet Gebhart, of Liverpool, and Ruth Ann Rebuck, of Selinsgrove; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded by one daughter, Kay Mantz; two brothers, Ralph and William Reichner; one sister, Shirley Rice; and two brothers-in-law, Edgar Hoot and William Gebhart.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Richard L. DeVett officiating.

Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, Port Trevorton.