John A. Reis

John A. Reis, 91, of Tiffin, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday evening, Oct. 25, 2013, at home.

He was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Seneca County to Bert and Maude (Bare) Reis. He married Loretta L. Culver April 29, 1944, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Toledo and she survives in Tiffin.

Also surviving are four children, Mrs. Charles (Susan) Sherman, Timothy J (Amor) Reis, Rodney L (Charlyn) Reis and Ms. Rita (Carl Jordan) Reis, all of Tiffin; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert (Phyllis) Reis of Tiffin.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, James and Richard; four sisters, Hazel (Kenneth) Smith, Martha (Charles) Reagan, Mary Jane (Donald) Miller and Anna Mae “Boots” (Richard) McCarthy.

John graduated from Eden Local School in Melmore, in 1939, and Tiffin University. He worked at Goodyear Tire Company in Akron, then elisting in the Army Air Corps as an aviation student. He also worked at General Electric and farmed for 15 years. He retired from Union Carbide after 20 years, never missing a days’ work. He liked reading and hunting, especially squirrel and deer. He also liked watching football and baseball. His greatest pleasure was mowing his lawn.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington Street, Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian Wake Service will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Francis Home.

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