John D. Reeder, 72, of Welliver Road, Danville, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2017, surrounded by his family at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born Sept. 4, 1944, in Danville, a son of the late John S. and Ethel (Ream) Reeder.
John was a devoted husband to Sharon M. Wintersteen Reeder for 52 years. They were married on June 27, 1964.
John was a 1962 graduate of Danville High School and served his country in the Navy for four years.
He was employed as a utility plant supervisor/manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare at the Selinsgrove Center and at Danville State Hospital from where he retired in January of 1999.
John was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and several outdoor activities. He was well known for his meticulous lawn and property always being fastidious with any outdoor chore. He loved his tractors and especially enjoyed restoring older tractors. John also had a train collection which he loved displaying for his grandchildren. Many loving memories will be cherished by his family whom he adored spending time with.
John is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Todd J. and Tammy Reeder, of Riverside; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristin R. and Mark Shultz, of Bloomsburg; three grandchildren, Jeffery Shultz and Becca and Chloe Reeder; and one sister, Mary Alice Clark, of Elizabethton, Tenn.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
A private interment will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718/ online to cancer.org/donate, or to the Disabled American Veterans, National HQ 3725, Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076 or online www.DAV.org/Donate.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on January 5, 2017