Carolyn M. Reber Carolyn M. Reber, formerly Carolyn Virginia Mowery. Born January 4, 1921 in York, daughter of the late Charles F. and Myrtle E. Mowery, and widow of Harry C. Reber, Jr., her husband of 60 years. She is survived by two sons, Stephen Alan Reber of Great Falls, Va., and Christopher Michael Reber of Franklin; four grandchildren, Emily Reber of Dallas, Texas, Jessica Reber of Great Falls, Va., and Jonathan and Katherine Reber of Erie. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Charles W. Mowery, of Sarasota, Fla. She was a 65-year member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ and a long-time member of the White Rose Bridge Club and Matinee Music Club in York. She was an avid and expert Bridge player and greatly enjoyed the game and many Bridge-related friendships throughout her life. Mrs. Reber was a 1939 graduate of York High School, and later Thompson Business College of York, and was employed at American Chain and Cable Company until her marriage in 1944. During World War II she worked for the Civil Service Department, and after the war was a housewife and later a secretary for several York area schools, and for the chairperson of the York County Democratic Committee. She retired with her husband to Calendonia State Park in Fayetteville, in 1986, and moved to Springhill Senior Living Community in Erie, in 2005. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Parklawns Memorial Gardens, 3218 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the
. Arrangements are under the care of the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc. 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Erie, PA 16504.
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Schmidt Funeral Home
5000 Wattsburg Road
Erie, PA 16504
Published in Public Opinion on Aug. 15, 2013