Donald Reuter, 92
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Feb. 24, 2011
Donald Reuter died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, with his wife and children nearby.
He was born on Houston St. in Towanda on Oct. 10, 1918, a son of Frederick W. and Florence G. Reuter. He attended Towanda area schools and went on to graduate from Deerfield Academy in 1937 and Amherst College in 1941. Drafted into the U.S. Army October 1941, he graduated from OCS, Miami Beach, Fla., in 1942 and later discharged as a captain in 1946.
Following military service he attended the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1948 he was admitted to the Bradford County Bar Association, serving his clerkship with Judge William A. Rosenfield. He practiced law for 30 years with his brother-in-law Andrew B. Duval, Jr. In 1948, he married Elizabeth Zulick of Orwigsburg, Pa.
Donald is survived by Elizabeth and their four children: Donald G. and wife Nancy of Wyomissing, Pa., Margaret and husband Larry Huber of Towanda, Pa., Mark and wife Kathleen of Montrose, N.Y., J. Patterson and wife Lexa of McLean, Va.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his second son, John Z., and his older twin siblings, Jane Reuter Duvall of Towanda and Frederick W. of Cleveland, Ohio. During his life he was active in community affairs. He served on the Towanda School Board, Towanda Recreation Board, the Wysox Sewer Authority, and for 48 years the Board of Directors of The First National Bank of Towanda. He was a participating member of the Towanda Rotary Club for over 50 years, the Towanda Country Club and one of the oldest active members of South Mountain Hunting Club.
Donald was an active skier, tennis player, golfer, pilot and traveler. He was a remarkable man – generous, fun loving, honest (to a fault!), and had many dear friends he loved. He lived his life to the fullest.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday at the funeral home.
The family will provide flowers and suggests that any memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Regional Arts Council, 601 Main St. Towanda, Pa., or to the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St. Towanda, PA 18848, or to a charitable organization of one's choice.
Published in Daily Review from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2011