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John Stephen Reach, Sr.

AGE: 71 • Newark

John Stephen Reach, Sr. of Newark, DE died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife, Lesley Christine Reach. John was 71.

John was born in New York, NY to the late John S. and Marie A. Reach. He graduated from Olean High School and received a B.S.-M.S degree from Bucknell University in 1967. He earned an MBA from the University of Delaware in 1973. John was recruited right out of college and spent his entire career with DuPont starting as Research & Development Engineer in organic chemicals at the Chambers Works plant and retiring as Global Business Manager.

John married Lesley on November 21, 1970. The couple resided in Newark, DE where they raised their two sons. He was a dedicated leader in the Boy Scouts serving at Treasure for Troop 50 of Newark for almost 20 years. A lifelong sports fan, his favorite teams: Yankees, Bills, and Giants will miss his weekly rooting! John was a devoted father sparing no amount of time and energy to raise his two sons and enrich their formative years.

John is survived by his sons John, Jr. and his wife Eileen of Guilford, CT, and Mark and his wife Laurel of Williamstown, MA; four grandchildren, John III, Evelyn, and Luke of Guilford and Beckett of Williamstown. John is also survived by his sisters Judy Condit and her husband Rick of Flagler Beach, FL, and Janet Graham and her husband Tim of Houston, TX; and nephew Rick Jr of Milford, CT and niece Catey of East Norwalk, CT.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Mary of the Assumption in Hockessin at 10AM on Saturday, June 25th. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in John's memory to Boy Scouts Troop 50, 525 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711.

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Published in The News Journal on June 19, 2016
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