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Gary L. Reibsane
August 30, 1947 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Gary Lee Reibsane, 76, of Tower City, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, September 18, 2023 at his home following a courageous fight against leukemia.
Born in Harrisburg, August 30,1947, a son of the late Chester and Ruth Killinger Reibsane.
Gary was a 1965 graduate of the former Porter-Tower High School. He graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1967 with an associate's degrees in science. He then graduated from Murray State University, Kentucky, in 1971 with a degree in Chemistry/Science. While at Murray State, he was a member of the ROTC. He then received his master's degree in counseling from Millersville University.
Gary began his military career in the United States Army serving form 1971-1973. In 1973 he joined the Army Reserves where he served his country for 25 years, retiring in 1998 with the rank Lieutenant Colonel.
In 1973 he began teaching chemistry at the Pine Grove Area School District. He spent his entire career at the district, retiring in 1998.
Gary was a very active member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Muir where he served on many different committees including the financial committee, administrative council, and served on the cemetery board for many years.
Gary will be remembered for being very active and proud of his community. He was a cofounder of the Muir Veteran's Memorial Committee. He was also a life member of the American Legion, life member of the Reserve Officers Association, a member of the Schuylkill County Sportsman's Advisory Board, the Tulpehocken Rifle and Piston Club, and the Single Action Shooting Society. He served as a Hunter's Safety Instructor for over 30 years with the PA Game Commission.
He was a former Little League baseball coach with the Tower City Giants and coached for the Williams Valley Teener baseball team. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.
Surviving are his wife who he met while both attending Murray State University, Jacqueline Winborn Reibsane. They were married in a military wedding in June 1972 at Fort Hauchuca. He is also survived by his son Gary Barton Reibsane, Chester County, whom he was extremely proud of; a nephew, Ernest Davidson (Deanna), Gettysburg; nieces, Sala Shreves (Billy), Chambersburg, Jamie Roberts (David), Florida, Jennifer Morris, North Carolina, Angela Brown, Montana, and Amy Steffen (Mark), North Carolina; great nieces and nephews, Kyle, Hannah, and Noah Davidson, Alexander and Rhiannon Shreves, Tamara and Josh Morris, Lauren and Steven Brown, Katie and James Steffen, and Isabella and Juliana Guzzi-Roberts.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:00 from the Grace United Methodist Church with Pastors Amanda Bressler and Annette Shutt officiating. Viewing will be from 10-11 am at the church. Burial with military honors will be in the United Methodist Cemetery, Muir.
Memorial donations in Gary's honor should be made to the Grace U.M. Church, 101 E. Wiconisco Street, Muir PA 17957 or the Muir Veteran's Memorial Committee, c/o Roger Carl, 214 W Washington Street, Muir PA 17957.
The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City is honored to serve the Reibsane family. To send condolences to the family visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com