Mary-Ethel Reiter, 86, of Sugarmill Woods and Homosassa, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River, Fla. Born Dec. 30, 1926, in Lynbrook, Long Island, N.Y., to the late Lee and Ethel Gherity, she moved with her late husband, Walter Reiter, to Sugarmill Woods in 1985 from Wantagh, Long Island, N.Y. After Mary-Ethel graduated from Malverne High School in Long Island, she worked briefly as a secretary for a New York City firm before her marriage to Walter that lasted for 61 years prior to his passing in 2010. She and Walter were members of Sugarmill Woods Country Club.
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She is survived by her brother-in-law, Paul Reiter, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two nieces, Leslie (Kevin) Young and family of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., and Christine (Tony) Salah and family of San Mateo, Calif.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wilder Funeral Home and any condolences may be offered at their website, www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 9, 2013