YORK – Robert E. Reigh, 94, of York, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 15, 2018. He was the loving husband of Wanda Mae Reigh whom he married 74 years ago on August 20, 1943.
Robert was born at his parents’ home in Pinecroft, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1923. He was the son of the late Ernest and Elma (Cox) Reigh, and brother of the late Roberta Redmon.
He graduated in 1941 from Bellwood-Antis High School in Bellwood, Pennsylvania. He was initially employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in Altoona, later the Naval Ordnance Plant in York, and the Advance Tool and Engineering Company in North York. He then started as a tool and dye maker at AMP Incorporated’s Loganville Plant before becoming a foreman. While there, he was responsible for founding the company’s tool and dye apprenticeship program and taught many of its early classes. He retired from the plant after 23 years of service in 1985.
He was a long time member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Emigsville, where he taught youth classes, remodeled the church basement and served as a church elder.
His hobbies included playing cards, gardening, camping, fishing, and volunteering countless hours to his church. One of his greatest joys was woodworking in his basement workshop, where he made toys for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Wanda, Robert is survived by his two sons, Robert L. Reigh of Lebanon, Pennsylvania., and Dennis L. Reigh of Denver, Colorado. Robert will be fondly remembered by his five grandchildren, Brett, Britain, Zachary, Ashley and Michael, and six great grandchildren, Camden, Nino, Gianna, Braylon, Josie, and Olivia.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 AM at the same location. The Reverend Richard Bowers will be conducting the service.
Immediately following there will be a graveside service at Mount Rose Cemetery on Mount Rose Avenue in York. There will be a luncheon at 12:30 PM at Otterbein United Meethodist Church in Emigsville.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider, Otterbein United Methodist Church, 3241 North George Street, Emigsville, PA 17318.
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