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Mary S. Rineer

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 29, 2015 @ 10:02 am In Obituaries | 4 Comments

Mary S. Rineer, 95, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.  She was the wife of the late David M. “Buzz” Rineer. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in April 2014, before he passed away in November.

Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Herr) Stetter.

Though Mary spent much of her career as a homemaker, she worked ten years as a secretary to help send both of her children to college. Though an all-around excellent cook, she will be remembered for her signature dish–the Fuzzy Navel cake–which was as much fun to watch being made as it was to eat.

In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, reading and spending time with family. She was the family poet and commemorated life’s moments with heartfelt and clever verse. Even into her eighties she and Buzz were committed to service; they spent much of their free time transporting and visiting with older people who had lost mobility. Her Atkins Avenue Fourth of July parties were the stuff of family legend.

Mary was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church as well as the Auxiliary Marine Corps League.

Mary is survived by her son, David L. Rineer, husband of Dot, of Willow Street, PA; a daughter, Eileen M. Miller of New Providence, PA; eight grandchildren: David T. Rineer, Jennifer Rineer, Michele Sipel, Matthew Johnson, Gary Miller, Tonya Sexton, Kim Miller, and Amanda Cruz; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary’s Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 500 Pearl Street, Lancaster, PA. The family will greet friends at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will take place at Riverview Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be sent to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 500 Pearl Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.


Condolences for the family of “Mary S. Rineer”

Condolence from TJ on July 30th, 2015 6:57 pm

Offering sincere condolences. Although Ms. Rineer lived a long and full life I’m sure she will be dearly missed by her friends and family. May you allow yourselves to be comforted by the wonderful promises our Heavenly Father guarantees will soon come about. (Rev.21:4,5)

Condolence from Deborah Everett on August 2nd, 2015 9:21 am

Dear Eileen,

Harvey and I send to you, David and families our most sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She and your Dad were quite a couple, and I remember well their interest in community and serving others. You couldn’t have had parents who were more well-intentioned in so many ways.

Harvey and I send you our love and will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

Debbie Everett, Oak Bluffs, MA

Condolence from Joan (Foltz) Alexander on August 3rd, 2015 10:52 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I was a neighbor to your family til I moved away many yrs. ago but got to know your parents while working @ QPRC. Such a nice family you have and I feel privileged to have gotten to know them in the last years that your mother lived @ QPRC. I’m sure they are happy together now. Bless you & your family in your time of loss.

Condolence from Ann Hoffman on August 4th, 2015 7:52 am

Dear David and Dot,

I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Regardless of age I don’t think you’re ever ready for a parent to leave you. Please know we are all thinking of you at this time and praying for you and you family .

Sincerely ,
Ann and Chris Hoffman

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