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Wilson D Reese

Birth
Plains, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Mar 1995 (aged 86–87)
Plainsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100112932 · View Source
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Wilson D. Reese, 87, of Courtright Street, Plainsville section of Plains Township, died Sunday at home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late James and Sarah Montanye Reese, and was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School.

He attended the Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and was associated with the mining industry for most of his life.

He had been a payroll clerk and weigh master at the former Henry Colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal Co., Plains Township, and was associated with the Pagnotti Coal Co., West Pittston, prior to his retirement in 1977.

He was a member of the Plains United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and Sunday school teacher for many years.

He had also been a member of the Plains Township Planning Commission and was a former Plains Township Zoning Officer.

He was a member of the board of the former North Branch YMCA, Midvale, Plains Township.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Helen Eldridge, in 1939; sister, Florence Rinehimer.

Surviving are his second wife of more than 46 years, the former Evelyn Ehrlich; twin children, Mrs. William (Donna) Gorewich, Richmond, Va., and Dr. Donald J. Reese, Nanticoke; daughter, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Mirmak, Yorba Linda, Calif.; nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Betty J. Reilly, pastor of the Plains United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be made to Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St., Plains, 18705.


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  • Created by: Kenej
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100112932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilson D Reese (1908–12 Mar 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100112932, citing Oak Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kenej (contributor 46890320) .