AMerican Veteran 11


Ralph "Sam" Reiner

May 30, 1936

Ralph R. "Sam" Reiner, 83, of Muir, passed away Monday, June 3rd at his home after a brief illness.
Born in Muir, May 30, 1936, a son of the late Ralph and Ida Bressler Reiner.
He was a 1954 graduate of Porter High School.   Sam proudly served his country with the United States Army, where he was an intelligence analyst of the Special Troops  Headquarters Co. in Heidelberg, Germany.
Sam was a retired machinist from the former AMP, Inc., Tower City.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Muir; Muir Fire Company and the Tower City American Legion.
Sam spent many days at his family's camp, "Reiners Camp" which brought him great joy.   He enjoyed taking his "Wild Life Rides" with his family throughout the valley.   His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered for being their biggest fan and never missing a sporting event.  You could always count on hearing Sam cheering from the stands.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Alfred Reiner and a sister Vera Hunter.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Catherine "Kay" Smyk Reiner; three daughters, Renita Hawk and her husband, John, Tower City; Renee Rodichok and her husband Dave, Williamstown and Rhonda Miller and her husband Jason, Muir; one sister, Anna Carl, Maryland; four grandchildren, Riley Rodichok; Rayanne Hawk, Brady and Brenna Miller.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7th at 11:00 am from the Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Annette Shutt.  Burial with military honors will be in the Methodist Cemetery, Muir;  Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church.  Memorial donations in Sam's name can be made to Grace U.M. Church, 101 E. Wiconisco Street, Muir PA  17957 or Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Lingelstown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110.  The Dimon Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.   To sign the guest book visit


Donations may be made to:

Grace United Methodist Church
101 E. Wiconisco Street, Muir PA 17957

Hospcie of Central Pennsylvania
1320 Lingelstown Rd, Harrisburg PA 17110

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