The Rev. Dr. Robert E.(Bob) Reiff died on July 12 at Homestead Village, Lancaster. Born in Royersford, PA, on Aug. 11, 1931 the second son of Harry and Edith Engel Reiff. Bob graduated from Boyertown High School, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH, The Theological Seminary, Lancaster, and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Seminary, Mass. Bob served UCC Churches in Pennsylvania South East Conference and four years in the Mission field in Japan with wife, Betty. They celebrated 63 years of marriage in June. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harry. Surviving besides his wife, Betty H. Yoder Reiff are children, Deborah A. Rieman (John), Robert B. (Valorie) and Paul E. (Melissa) and grand children, Katie A. Reiff, Dylan and Courtney Smith and Christina Oplinger. Bob loved music; singing, listening, directing church choirs. He enjoyed reading, walking, talking, laughing and greeting people by name. In retirement Bob and Betty volunteered in many activities together and Bob served on many Councils and committees. Bob donated his body to the Humanity Gift Registry. He continues to give. A Celebration of Life will be held at Church of the Apostles UCC on Sept. 8 at 11:00 am. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International or Habitat for Humanity.
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