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Fred M. Reiter

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Fred M. Reiter of Chadds Ford Fred M. Reiter, 92, passed away at home on July 1, 2014. Fred was born on June 5, 1922 in Guls, Germany. He grew up in Indianapolis, Ind., moving to New York City in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 1943 to Nov. 1945. After leaving the Army, Fred studied at Mohawk Valley Community College, he then received a BS in chemistry from Pomona College and a MA in biochemistry from UT-Austin. He worked in customer service for Standard Packaging Corporation, then for the DuPont Company as a sales and customer service representative from 1956 until his retirement. Fred was married to Henny Reiter in 1956, they moved to Chadds Ford in 1961, where Fred became active in the community. He was an early member of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and an early supporter of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. For many years, he was the "Voice of Chadds Ford," emceeing at the annual Chadds Ford Days Festival. He wrote a local newsletter for Chadds Ford and was active in the Brandywine Battlefield State Park and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and he served on the local planning commission. Fred is survived by his wife of 58 years, Henny Reiter; and his daughter, Deborah Reiter of Amherst, Mass. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory are encouraged to contribute to the Chadds Ford Historical Society and/or the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. A memorial gathering will be held in September. For an extended version of this obituary please go to people.umass.edu/reiter/fredreiter.html Cremation Service of Delaware.
Published in the Southern Chester County on July 19, 2014
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