Harry E. Reis, Jr.
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WAPPINGERS FALLS - Harry E. Reis, Jr., a resident of Wappingers Falls since 1962, entered into rest Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was 83.
Son of the late Harry E. Reis, Sr. and Mildred Bissett Reis, he was born on May 20, 1929 in Mineola. He married Rosemarie Maffucci on June 20, 1953; Mrs. Reis survives at home in Wappingers Falls.
Mr. Reis served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged, he came home to settle down and make a life for his wife and two children. He worked as vice president of Marshall & Sterling Insurance in Wappingers Falls, until his retirement. In his spare time, Mr. Reis enjoyed being involved in his community. He was a member of the VFW in Fishkill, a former member of the Grinnell Library Board of Directors, a board member of Fishkill Rural Cemetery and a charter member of the Southern Dutchess Exchange Club.
In addition to his wife Rosemarie, he is survived by his son, Jeffrey Reis and his companion, Christine Hamill; brother-in-law, Donald Maffucci and his wife, Carol; granddaughters, Morgan Cheryl Reis and Kendall Marie Reis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Cheryl Ann Reis in June of 1986.
Family will receive their friends on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 23 at St. Mary Mother of the Church, Jackson Street, Fishkill; Monsignor Martin will preside. Interment with military honors will follow in the family plot at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Route 9 in Fishkill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Harry's name to the Cheryl Ann Reis Memorial Fund c/o Community Foundation, 80 Washington St. #201, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or www.communityfoundationdc.org.
For directions to the funeral home or to send a personal condolence, please visit our website at www.StraubCatalanoHalvey.com.
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home
55 East Main Street Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2013