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Merlene V. Reitenbach

September 26, 1933

Merlene V. Reitenbach,  86, of Williamstown, passed away Friday at the UPMC, Pinnacle, Harrisburg.

Born in Williamstown, September 26, 1933, a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Kissinger Bowerman.

She was a graduate of the former Williamstown High School.

Merlene was a homemaker most of her life, her life revolved around her family.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Williamstown where she was a Sunday school teacher.   

Merlene was a Republican Committee and Majority Inspector of the Election Board for the Williamstown Boro.

She was a former Williams Valley Band Booster President and a Cheerleading Advisor for many years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and and baking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Reitenbach Sr., 2001; two brothers, Roy and Dave Bowerman.

Surviving are her three children, Ralph Reitenbach, Jr., Winterhavne, Florida; Debra A. Mace (Wayne) and Kathy Ferraro (David), both of Tower City; one sister, Edith Umholtz, Duncannon; seven grandchildren, Angie, Luke, Michelle, Shandra, Kyle, Chelsea and Emily; great grandchildren, Ava, Mia, Brady and Weston;

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10-11 at the chapel.  Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 134 N. East Street, Williamstown, PA 17098. To sign the guestbook visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com

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