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Obituary for Berton E. "Bert" Reese

Berton E.”Bert” Reese 84, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born on September 23, 1933 in Blain City, PA, he was the son of Berton T. and Mary Grace (Sinclair) Reese. On April 23, 1960, he married Joan (Webster) Reese, who survives at home.

Berton was a 1951 graduate of Reade Township High School and a 1968 graduate of the Altoona School of Commerce. He retired in April 2000 as a supervisor in Research Accounting Office of Controller at Penn State University, and was employed as a past parking supervisor for Penn State football for many years. Bert was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Bellefonte where he served many years as treasurer and trustee, he served on the board of Bellefonte Housing Board of Appeals, current member and past Chaplain of Bellefonte IOOF, Fred R. Corman Lodge 55 of IOOF Glasgow Past Noble Grand, current member of BPOE 1094 of Bellefonte. He was a veteran who served in the US Army.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Randolph Reese of Philipsburg, brother-in-law, Frank (Barbara) Webster of Bellefonte, sister-in-law Judy Reese of MA, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great, great, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Reese of MA.


A public visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Daugherty officiating. Burial will follow at Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church at 1089 E. College Avenue, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlefuneralhome.com.
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