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Doris & Oliver Reese Doris & Oliver Reese

Doris & Oliver Reese

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Zionsville

Oliver Stuart Reese, of Slatington, and his wife of 63 years, Doris D. Reese, both formerly of Zionsville, died five days apart from each other. Stuart, 84, died Sept. 1, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown campus and Doris D. Reese, 82, died Aug. 27, 2019, at ManorCare-West Allen in Allentown.

Born in Muncy, Oliver was the son of the late Oliver F. and Mary E. (Edkin) Reese. He was an active and dedicated member of Old Zionsville U.C.C., where he formerly served on the church council, various committees, church dinners and was superintendent of the cemetery. He was a self-employed flooring contractor for 60 years until retiring.

Born in West Catasauqua, Doris was the daughter of the late Melvin H. Kressley and Isabelle (DeWalt) Radon and stepdaughter of the late Walter Radon.

She was an active member of Old Zionsville United Church of Christ in Zionsville where she helped with the church dinners and sang in the choir. She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1955.

They are survived by daughters, Pauline Parry and her husband, Dane and her children, Pamela Roth and Amber Orendach (John) and Cheryl Takacs and her husband, Michael and her children, Cassandra Passaro-Ruffino (Sal), Tyler Passaro (Katie) and Rachel Passaro; great-grandchildren, Zane, Noah, Jake, Reagan, Fallon, Landyn, Michael and McKenna.

Contributions may be made in their name to Old Zionsville U.C.C., 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, 18068.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate their lives 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Old Zionsville U.C.C., 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. A visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 in the church. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.