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Merle Reese

Transcribed from the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, November 16, 1981

Merle Reese

Merle. Reese, 65, of 803 East High Street, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1981, at Lee HospitaL

He was born April 10, 1916, in Cambria Township, a son of William and Rachael (Jones) Reese.

His parents; first wife, the former Cora Mae Hughes; and a sister, Blodwyn, are deceased.

Surviving are his widow, the former Isabelle Nicewonger;

children-Kenneth, Ebensburg; Richard, Belvidere, Ill.; Robert, Ebensburg; and Nancy, wife of Michael Gonos, Indiana RD.; and stepchildren-John Nyland, Schenectady, N.Y.,· and Constance, wife of Santo Catanese, Seward. There are also 17 grandchildren. He was a brother of Cloyd, Ebensburg; Emylyn, Pittsburgh; Winston, Cleveland; and Albert, Salix.

Mr. Reese was a life-time member-of United Church of Christ, and a member of Cambria Lions Club;

Summit Lodge 312, F. & A.M.; Valley of Altoona, Scottish Rite; and Jaffa Temple, Altoona. He was interested in hunting and fishing and other outdoor activities.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. this morning at John W. Askew Funeral Home, with the Rev. F. Edmund Jenkins in charge. Interment follows in Lloyd Cemetery.

Friends in this community offer the bereaved family expressions of deepest sympathy.

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