Sydney Augustus Reber, 92, of Topton, died Nov. 10, 2012 in The Lutheran Home at Topton, Longswamp Township. |
He was the husband of Jeanne Frieda (Hunter) Reber who died Jan. 20, 2011.
Born Oct. 27, 1920 in Laureldale, he was a son of the late George Jonathan and Minnie Charlotte (Homan) Reber.
Sydney was a 1939 graduate of Muhlenberg Township High School.
He was employed as a printer with Met-Ed Company for 17 years, retiring in 1985. Prior to that, he was employed with George D. Barbey Electronics for 20 years.
Sydney served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe as a tech sergeant in the 80th Division.
He was a life member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Laureldale where he served on church council as well as various other committees.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Chandler Lodge #227 since November 24, 1976.
Sydney enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.
Along with his wife, Jeanne, he was an avid traveler, having traveled to all 50 states in addition to Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, the United Kingdom and taking a European tour.
Surviving are his two sons: Sherwood A., husband of Wileen J. (Ziegler) Reber of Temple and Kerwin S., husband of Susan J. (Riegel) Reber of Schwenksville, Montgomery County.
Also surviving is his sister, Annabelle R. (Reber), wife of Glenn Bortz of Bern Township.
There are three grandchildren, three step grandchildren, one great granddaughter and two step great grandchildren.
Sydney was predeceased by his four siblings: Dwight E. Reber, Stephen G. Reber, Ruth (Reber) Large and Emily (Reber) George.
Services Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road. A viewing will be held Sunday evening, Nov. 18, from 6:30-8:00 and Monday morning from 10:30 until the time of service. Burial, with military honors will be at Laureldale Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to: United Service Organizations (The USO) at Department WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090 or online at www.uso.org and/or Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042.
For online condolences, visit www.christfuneralhome.com.
Published in www.pottsmerc.com on Nov. 16, 2012