James Ellsworth Reter

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  • "Rest In Peace Mr. Reter. You will be missed!"
    - Diane Johnson
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    - Milton Beebe
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    - Constance Collins
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    - Sharon Myerly
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    - Ruth Lohmeyer
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James Ellsworth "Jim" Reter, 86, of Westminster, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Levindale Hospital in Baltimore. Jim was born on October 24, 1931 in Baltimore and was the son of the late William Henry and Susie Rebecca Reter. He was the long-time companion of Louise Black of Westminster. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Corporal during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1954. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1948; and Western Maryland College in 1957 with a Masters of Business Administration in Economics. Jim began his working career at his family's store, "Reter's Groceries", in Glyndon. He was the Comptroller for Carroll County Public Schools, and during retirement owned his own tax business, James E. Reter Company, Inc., until 2016. Jim was serving as a current elected official for the Carroll County Republican Central Committee Jim was a volunteer fireman at Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and was honored as Firefighter of the Year in 1986. He was actively involved in numerous organizations including the Kiwanis Club where he served as past president, V.F.W. Molleville Farm Post #467, Westminster, American Legion Carroll Post #31, Westminster, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1381, Korean War Veterans Association Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313, Historical Society of Carroll County, Carroll County Arts Council, the Board at Parrs Ridge Community, and the Church of the Ascension in Westminster. Jim enjoyed traveling and politics. Surviving him are sons Ron Reter, William Reter II and wife Kathy, Thomas Reter and wife Susan all of Westminster; brother Calvin Reter and wife Betty of Reisterstown; sister Nancy Stocksdale of Westminster; 6 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 7th and Monday, January 8th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Samuel Nsengiyumva officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Garrison Forest on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Please arrive at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. to travel in the funeral procession. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to the Kiwanis Club of Westminster, P.O. Box 1551, Westminster, Maryland 21158 or to the V.F.W. Molleville Farm Post #467, 519 Poole Rd., Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.



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Pritts Funeral Home
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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 5, 2018
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