ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – John Leland "Jack" Reif, 89, of Englewood, Fla., passed away May 22, 2013.|
Born April 26, 1924, in Decatur, he went to varius schools in Illinois. After four years in the U.S. Marines Corps, he attended Northern Illinois University and spent most of his adult years in DeKalb.
He married Sharon J. Astling Lofthouse Oct. 8, 1976. After retiring in 1986 from Ironworkers Local 393 in Aurora, they moved to Florida.
Survivers are wife, Sharon; stepdaughter, Laurie (Joe) Cliffe; granddaughters, Jennifer (Dan) Alexander and Haley (Nick) Dinkel; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph "Bud" and Robert.
Cremation handled by Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood and burial will be private.
Memorials can be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34236, or St. Raphael Catholic Church in Englewood, FL 34223.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 25, 2013