Joseph Reider

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1/2/2011 10:00:00

Willard OH 44890 1/5/2012 11:00:00

Joseph Reider, age 94, of Willard, Ohio passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Willard Healthcare Center in Willard, Ohio. He was born March 19, 1917 in Conway, PA. He moved to Ohio when he was 3 years old and lived on a farm in Centerton. Ohio until 1950. He graduated from Willard High School then went to work at Westinghouse in Mansfield, Ohio in 1937. He retired from there after 40 years. He grew up with and married the love his life, Mary Belle Reese, on September 30, 1939.
He is a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio. He was on the council when the church moved from the east side to it’s present location. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a member of the American Legion Post 888. He served 2 1/2 years in the Army in WW II on the Pacific in the landings on Leyte and Okinawa as a tank gunner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and 4 brother-in-laws.
He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, Patricia (Richard) Cann) of huron, Joan (Dennis ) Simpson of Willard and Kathryn Knallay of Sandusky; sister, Virginia Heffley of Rhode Island and nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial funeral mass Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis School Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Penny Sullivan - Jan 29, 2012

Kay and Joannie My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your parents were a big part of my life growing up. I can remember spending a lot of time at the Reider house and always felt like family while there. Its a sad time growing older and losing our parents. Love to you and your mom and sister Pat.
Penny (Hammond) Sullivan

rose michaels - Jan 3, 2012

so sorry for your loss Mary Belle and family my prayers r with u all

Pat (Figley) Magers - Jan 3, 2012

Just a note to say how sorry I am to hear about
Joe. Pat and I were always good friends, and I
lived in the same block as Joe and Mary Belle and
have fond memories. You all are in our prayers–
Love, Pat

Don and Donna Myers - Jan 3, 2012

Mary Belle we send our deepest sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of your dear Joe.

Dan Barber - Jan 3, 2012

Mary Belle, Pat, Kay and Joan, So sorry for your loss and I am so happy we got out there last summer. Love Sister, ginny Dan and Mark Cranston, RI