Salisbury Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

William A. Reith Sr.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William A. Reith Sr., 81, of Emmaus, died April 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Sandra Lee (Bower) Reith, who died Feb. 7, 2019. Born in Lower Milford Township, he was the son of the late Marcus and Eva (Stortz) Reith.

He was a longtime and faithful member of Emmaus Moravian Church.

He was a true farmer, born and raised on the family farm, working it his entire life. He also partnered with his brother, working together for more than 50 years at the former Reith Bros. Well Drilling & Pump Service.

He was a member of the first graduating class of Southern Lehigh High School.

He is survived by children, Patty J. and her husband, Sal Alagna, of Buffalo, N.Y., William A. Jr. and his wife, Julie, of Center Valley, Mark D., of Emmaus, Nancy L. Badinger, of Center Valley, Linda C. and her husband, Matt Wisser, of Coopersburg and Sandra L. and her husband, Tim Wieder, of Coopersburg; grandchildren, Tassia, Matthew, Cassie, Amber, Tracy, Austin, Travis, Lindsay, Felicia, Daniel and Dean; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, May and Franklin Sr.

Contributions may be made to the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main St., Emmaus, 18049.

Arrangements entrusted to the Bachman, Kulk & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.