Carl Anthony "Skip" Reber
1933 - 2011
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Carl "Skip" Anthony Reber, an 8-year resident of Chesapeake Harbour in Annapolis, and previously of Silver Spring, MD, died on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born February 24, 1933 in Reading, PA to the late Carl and Marie Reber, he received his B.S. degree from Penn State University and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Physics from the University of Michigan. He worked for N.A.S.A. at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt from 1960 to 2006.

Skip was the past Regional Executive of the Sports Car Club of America for the D.C. Region and member of the Porsche Club of America and the American Geophysical Union.

Skip's hobbies included racing and working on sports cars, kayaking, mountain biking and reading.

Skip is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol Bauer Reber of Annapolis; two sons, Gregory (Bibi) Reber of Larkspur, CA and Stephen Reber of Gainesville, FL; two daughters, Jan (Daniel) Hammell of Pasadena and Jill (Robert) Hamer of Tiburon, CA; two brothers, John (Nancy) Reber of Warrenton, VA and Dale (Mary Lou) Reber of Gordonville, PA. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Alana, Allison, Beck, Dillon, Kyle, Lin and Mackenzie.

A Celebration of Skip's Life will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 1pm at Quiet Waters Park, Blue Heron Room, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 or Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, One Charles Center,100 North Charles Street, Suite 234 Baltimore, MD 21201. An online guest book is available for your convenience at

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Published in The Capital Gazette on Jul. 8, 2011.
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July 24, 2011
Skip was a true gentleman, and as RE of the Washington DC Region, SCCA an effective and caring leader. Skip had a marvelous dry wit. We are all the poorer for his passing. In a sport where there can be intense competition and stress, Skip remained a gentleman always, but he was still a 100 percent genuine enthusiast.
Steve Lloyd
July 21, 2011
As a neighbor, I have had the opportunity to witness the ways Skip and Carol, clearly a happy and loving couple, crafted and enjoyed their time free of work obligations. I hope the memories of happy times will help sustain the family during this sad time.
Barbara Jones
July 17, 2011
My prayers and wishes for safe passage for Skip and comfort from memories for the family as you travel this new road.

From an SCCA sister
Jude Olivey
July 14, 2011
I knew Skip (and Carol) from our mutual involvement in varied activities with the Washington DC Region, my case from the late 1960's through the early 1980's. "Old Guard" racers like Skip are indeed forever young. Rest In Peace Skip.

My sincere condolences to Carol and family.
Jimmy Carter
July 13, 2011
Having know Skip since the 60's, we will honestly remember him as a friend and a real gentlemen. We all feel his loss.
John & Patricia Sabel
July 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kathy Sullivan
July 12, 2011
I didn't know Skip well,but every time I heard his name I was reminded of him as a symbol of what the ultimate SCCA racer was all about.He cared,participated and gave of himself.He was from the old guard,but he,as a racer,was forever young.There are not many left like skip. I know I am joined by all of his friends in the racing community and beyond who honor him and won't forget his contributions
Hal McCarty
July 11, 2011
Sad to hear of Skips passing. Will always remember the good tmes at the U of M and NASA. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and the family.

Don and Kathy Crosby
July 11, 2011
Skip, was a heck of a nice guy. My condolences to the Reber's.
Chris Talbert
July 11, 2011
Though words
may be meaningless right now,
may you find some comfort
in the love and concern
that surround you
from so many who deeply care.

In Sympathy
and Friendship
Tammy Atkins
Tammy Atkins
July 11, 2011
It was a privilege to have known Skip and feel a deep sense of loss at his passing.
Stephen and Judy White
July 10, 2011
Our sincerest condolances to the family!
Barry Mann
July 8, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
carol and allan craig
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