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George Robert Reese


1922 - 2016 Notice Condolences
George Robert Reese Notice


George Robert Reese, 94, departed from this life on October 20, 2016. Born in Baltimore, MD, on June 5, 1922, to John George Reese and Florence Marie Thalheimer Reese. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute A-course in 1940, where he broke state records in track and cross country running. He attended the University of Maryland before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he became a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded in a bombing raid while serving on Ie Shima. Returning home after the war, he graduated from the University of Maryland with an engineering degree and married Anne Viginia Roloson in 1948. They had 13 children. Anne passed away in 2004, following 55 years of marriage. He married Patricia Hagan in 2008. Mr. Reese was a sales engineer in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and was a member of the Engineers Club and ASHRAE. Following his retirement, he remained active as a volunteer with the Franciscan Center, United Churches Assistance Network, Meals on Wheels, the Museum of Science and Industry and parish activities. He was a Catholic and served as a lector and taught Sunday school. He was an avid jogger and a longtime resident of Roland Park. He was active in every community he lived in, most recently at Pickersgill Retirement Community. He is survived by his wife, and his children, Barbara Eckman of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Jean (John) Berg of Vienna, VA, Mary Pat (Chris) Gillen of Easton, MD, Peggy (Donn) Eck of White Marsh, MD, Edward (Betsy) Reese of Baltimore, George (Linda) Reese of Silver Sping, MD, Charlie (Judith) Reese of Lutz, FL, David Reese of Timonium, MD, Larry (Michanne) Reese of Phoenix, MD, Claire Seibert of Gallup, NM, Catherine Reese of Perry Hall, MD, and Anne (Rich) Feinstein of Baltimore. A child, Nancy Marie, was stillborn. He is also survived by his 5 stepchildren, 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His five siblings predeceased him. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the chapel at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville - Timonium, MD, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Franciscan Center, Pickersgill Retirement Community or Gilchrist Hospice.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 25, 2016
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