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Earl H. Rinier

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On August 11, 2013 @ 10:31 am In Obituaries | 4 Comments


Earl H. Rinier, 85, formerly of Pittsburg Valley Road, Conestoga, died Friday August 9, 2013 at Brereton Manor.

He was the husband of the late Pauline R. Klaus Rinier who died in 1998.  Born in Conestoga, he was raised by John Rinier.

Earl retired from Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation where he had worked for 40 years.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a life member of the V.F.W.  Earl enjoyed hunting, spending time in Potter County and following the Phillies.

Surviving is a daughter, Janice L. wife of John G. Leakway of Conestoga; a grandson, John, Jr. husband of Stephanie A. Leakway of Conestoga; two great grandchildren, Sydney and Rylee Leakway; and a sister Loretta Martin of Millersville.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Pequea Church, 40 Church Road, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Daleen Charles officiating.  The family will greet friends following the service.  Interment with Military Honors in the Highville United Methodist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice for All Seasons, 2741 Paxton St., Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA  17111.

Condolences for the family of “Earl H. Rinier”

Condolence from Jackie Kaufman Rineer on August 12th, 2013 11:56 am

Earl worked with my Dad, John at Safe Harbor many years ago.He also helped on our farm for quite a few years during tobacco season.I have many fond memories of Earl and those times. My sincere symphathy to your family for your loss.

Condolence from Daniel Stambaugh on August 12th, 2013 2:06 pm

I worked with Earl in the mid-eighties at Safe Harbor and shared a few stories about Potter County with Earl. I always enjoyed his company. My condolences.

Condolence from James R. Leonard, Jr., Esquire on August 13th, 2013 1:58 pm

Janice and John

I was very sad and sorry to read about Earl’s passing away in the newspaper. I have many fond memories of Earl and Pauline, going back to the 1970’s. Earl was a really good guy, and I always enjoyed working with him. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Attorney Jim Leonard

Condolence from Donnie Hackman on August 13th, 2013 2:12 pm

My condolences to your Family. Earl is a Great Mountain Buddy, Friend, and Mentor. Great Memories from his early bartending years at the Oaks,living at 12 Pittsburg Valley Rd. and of course Earl and Pauline’s Mountains. I’m guessing it is a Happy Reunion after 15 Years of being apart. May God comfort and Bless all those who Love Earl and will miss him. Keep a lawn chair reserved for Me old friend, for surely some day I will stop by and say Hello to you and Your Pauline.

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