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July 2, 2014

Richard E. Reisinger Jr.

ATLANTIC — Richard E. Reisinger Jr., 84, of Atlantic passed away peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2014, surrounded by his family at Marquette Hospice House in Meadville.

Born May 8, 1930, in Baker Hill, he was a son of Richard E. Sr. and Ruth Miller Reisinger. He married Betty L. Roberts on May 14, 1955, in Oil City.

Richard served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War. He also served four years in the U.S. Reserves and five years in the National Guard.

He started working at American Viscose when he was 15 years old. In 1992, he retired from Channellock in Meadville after 28 years working as forger.

Richard was a member of Cochranton American Legion Post 836 and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 in Meadville.

He loved singing country music, especially Hank Williams Sr. songs, and playing his guitar. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Betty L. Reisinger; seven children, Debra Sheatz of Atlantic, Sherry Maddox of Meadville, Wanda Reisinger of Meadville, Tina Burch of Meadville, Diana Skinner and her husband, Ricky Staats of Williamsfield, Ohio, Richard E. Reisinger III and his wife, Stacie, of Meadville and Roger A. Reisinger and his wife, Cherie of Saegertown; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Glenn Reisinger and his wife, Darlene, of Cape Coral, Fla., Lloyd Reisinger and his wife, Brandy, of Cochranton and Dale Reisinger of Conneautville; a sister, Shirley Long of Meadville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Donald, Kenneth, Billy and Jerry; and a grandson, Derek Skinner.

Calling hours are today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 Route 6, Linesville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Marshall Lillie, chaplain of Hospice of Crawford County, officiating.

Burial with full military honors provided by Huidekoper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will be in Cochranton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marquette Hospice House, in care of Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Please share a condolence or memory of Richard for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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