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Norma Munter Reder

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Norma Munter Reder Obituary
Norma Munter Reder

1932 - 2015 Norma Munter Reder of Bonita Springs, FL, and Block Island, RI, died peacefully with her family by her side on November 22, 2015. Norma was born November 29, 1932, in Buffalo, NY. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary Bowers Munter. She was predeceased by her sister, Mae Robertson, and son-in-law, Chick Delano. While working and attending Buffalo State College, Norma met Jason A. Reder, who was a medical school student at the University of Buffalo. Norma and Jason were married on June 8, 1958, the same day he graduated medical school and she graduated college. From 1958-1962 Norma and Jason lived and worked in Albany, NY, where Norma began her career teaching art to hundreds of elementary and middle school students in the Niskayuna School system. Upon completion of his residency, Norma and Jason moved to Pittsfield, MA and started their family. As residents of Pittsfield for over 40 years, Jason built his OB/GYN practice while Norma raised their children. Norma was an active member of Temple Anshe Amunim's Sisterhood, supported Berkshire Families and Children, and was an active PTO mom at her children's schools. When her children were grown, Norma re-submerged herself into her art. She focused on improving her watercolor technique, refining the details of her oils, while experimenting with acrylics. She enjoyed spending time with two passions, painting still life's, and landscapes while enjoying vacation time on Block Island, RI. Norma was active in showing her art work in the Pittsfield Art League, the Art League of Bonita Springs, FL, and in The Spring Street Gallery, on Block Island. Many friends, family, and art collectors around the country are fortunate to have her works hanging on their walls. Jason will forever miss his dearest life long partner. Norma also leaves her children; Andrew and Jennifer Reder of Bryn Mawr, PA; Suzanne Reder-Delano of Amherst, MA; and Melissa and Michael Armitage of Fort Myers, FL; as well as her grandchildren; Lindsey, Colin, Jason, Madalyn, Morgan and Harry. SERVICES: A memorial celebrating Norma's life will be held on Block Island in July. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Block Island Medical Center, P.O. Box 919, New Shoreham, Rhode Island 02807
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 2, 2015
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