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William D. Reese William D. Reese

William D. Reese

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William D. Reese, 59, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Merkle) Reese for 28 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude (Ruane) Reese.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a construction engineer for RCN for more than 37 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, William D. Jr. and Michael and his wife Kathryn; a daughter, Nicole Merkle-Gilfert and her husband Robert; a grandson, Owen; two sisters, Nancy George and Jean Anders; a brother, Thomas and his wife Patti Reese; a mother-in-law, Mary Ann Merkle; and extended family.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Reese; and a father-in-law, Richard Merkle.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.