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 Charles Richard Reese

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Charles Richard Reese

Birth
Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
8 Apr 2005 (aged 77)
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial
Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Section C, lot 146, grave 3
Memorial ID
10919526 View Source

Charles Richard (Dick) Reese, 77, Hershey, passed away Friday, April 8, 2005, in his Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada home. He was born February 11, 1928, in Hershey, PA, the youngest of sixteen children born to Blanche Edna Hyson and Harry Burnett (H.B.) Reese, founder of the H.B. Reese Candy Company and inventor of the world famous Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. As an accomplished platform and spring board diver, he is still remembered today by many in Hershey for his weekly diving exhibitions at the former Hershey Park Pool. He played hockey for the US Hockey Team, while serving with the U.S. Army stationed in Occupied Germany immediately after World War II. As a passionate golfer who loved to play daily, he was a member of the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, and held golf memberships in many other well known golf clubs throughout the world.
As a co-owner with his five brothers of the H.B. Reese Candy Company, he worked in both sales and manufacturing from his early years until 1963, when the 6 brothers merged the H.B. Reese Candy Company with Hershey Chocolate Corporation. In Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, he co-founded Michael's Inn in memory of his Babson College class-mate Michael Sainovich, he build the world famous 520 foot Skylon Tower (his vision of a Pylon to the Sky) with its magnificent 300 seat revolving dining room that over-looked Niagara's American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. He invested in and operated many ventures from import and export companies, to retail gift shops and wholesale businesses. A love of fine foods and wine led him to place his family name on many fine dining rooms over the years, from Reese's Continental Cuisine in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to Reese's in White Rock, British Columbia, where his wife Barbara, an accomplished award winning chef, catered to many local celebrities. He is survived by his wife Barbara, six children and eight grandchildren, Julie Koehler of Durango, CO, Brad Reese of Tallahassee, FL, Candy Strand and grandchildren Darcy and Danny Menendez of Tallahassee, FL, Kris Sadberry and grandchildren Auguste, Danielle and Heather Sadberry of Tallahassee, FL, Andy Reese and grandchild Christopher of Hershey, Iwona Hayashi and grandchildren Nicole and Nataly Hayashi of West Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also survived by his beloved sister Rose Amos (Reese) Rippon of Hershey; twelve surviving nephews and ten surviving nieces. Memorial at Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, April 23, 2005. Burial at Hershey Cemetery next to his twin brother William Reese and near his mother, father, brothers and sisters. [Harrisburg Patriot-News]

Charles Richard (Dick) Reese, 77, Hershey, passed away Friday, April 8, 2005, in his Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada home. He was born February 11, 1928, in Hershey, PA, the youngest of sixteen children born to Blanche Edna Hyson and Harry Burnett (H.B.) Reese, founder of the H.B. Reese Candy Company and inventor of the world famous Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. As an accomplished platform and spring board diver, he is still remembered today by many in Hershey for his weekly diving exhibitions at the former Hershey Park Pool. He played hockey for the US Hockey Team, while serving with the U.S. Army stationed in Occupied Germany immediately after World War II. As a passionate golfer who loved to play daily, he was a member of the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, and held golf memberships in many other well known golf clubs throughout the world.
As a co-owner with his five brothers of the H.B. Reese Candy Company, he worked in both sales and manufacturing from his early years until 1963, when the 6 brothers merged the H.B. Reese Candy Company with Hershey Chocolate Corporation. In Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, he co-founded Michael's Inn in memory of his Babson College class-mate Michael Sainovich, he build the world famous 520 foot Skylon Tower (his vision of a Pylon to the Sky) with its magnificent 300 seat revolving dining room that over-looked Niagara's American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. He invested in and operated many ventures from import and export companies, to retail gift shops and wholesale businesses. A love of fine foods and wine led him to place his family name on many fine dining rooms over the years, from Reese's Continental Cuisine in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to Reese's in White Rock, British Columbia, where his wife Barbara, an accomplished award winning chef, catered to many local celebrities. He is survived by his wife Barbara, six children and eight grandchildren, Julie Koehler of Durango, CO, Brad Reese of Tallahassee, FL, Candy Strand and grandchildren Darcy and Danny Menendez of Tallahassee, FL, Kris Sadberry and grandchildren Auguste, Danielle and Heather Sadberry of Tallahassee, FL, Andy Reese and grandchild Christopher of Hershey, Iwona Hayashi and grandchildren Nicole and Nataly Hayashi of West Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also survived by his beloved sister Rose Amos (Reese) Rippon of Hershey; twelve surviving nephews and ten surviving nieces. Memorial at Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, April 23, 2005. Burial at Hershey Cemetery next to his twin brother William Reese and near his mother, father, brothers and sisters. [Harrisburg Patriot-News]


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