Terry Reilly of Hanover Township, died Thursday evening, March 27, 2014, with loving family at his side.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre on May 18, 1925, he was the son of the late Terrence F. and Regina Stook Reilly and was a graduate of Meyers High School. He was a proud member of our greatest generation having served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in Normandy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars and the World War II Victory Medal. Terry was employed by Owens-Illinois prior to his retirement. He was a lifetime member of St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre, and a member of the American Legion, Lee Park.
He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Rita Mary, in 1964; and sister, Regina Hester.
Terry is survived by his loving wife, Rita Gluchowski, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage June 2013; three daughters, Susan Johnson and husband, Martin, Westminster, Md.; Judy McCarroll and husband, Todd, Lehman; Patricia, at home; sister, Helen Kundrat, New Providence, N.J.; grandchildren, Aubrey and Connor Cunningham, Md.; Breanna Cunningham, Calif.; Nicholas, Andrew and Will McCarroll, Lehman; great-grandchildren, Madison and Hannah, Md; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Aloysius Church, Division and Barney streets, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Arbogaste Satoun will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday or from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday.
Interment with military honors will be conducted in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Family would like to thank the Department of Veterans Affair Home-Based Primary Care Team, Dr. Marie Adajar, Associated Family Care Service and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their kindness, care and compassion.
Memorial donations can be made to Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706.
For more information, visit the funeral home website, at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014