Constance J. Reeher, 68

Constance Jean Reeher, 68, of New Beaver Boro passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh following a short unexpected illness.

Born March 10, 1950 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Dolores A Oravitz Bender. She was married to Albert “Ray” Reeher Jr for 49 years. He survives.

Connie graduated in 1968 from Sisters of the Holy Ghost Academy in Pittsburgh. She was the Director of Music for many years at both St. Monica in Wampum and St. Theresa in Koppel. Connie was a long time cantor for church services. Most recently Connie was the CCD Coordinator at St. Gregory in Zelienople. She enjoyed singing with the “Harmonaires Group” for many years. She also enjoyed painting, playing the cello, and traveling to many different and exotic countries. Connie’s most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to her husband, Ray, survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Floyd) Williams of Ellwood City; five sisters, Mary Jo (Tom) Dayton, Paula (Paul) Landman, Katherine Bender, Julie (Jeff) Burke, and Jane (Frank) Schwartz; two brothers, David (Debbie) Bender and Rick (Charlene) Bender; eight grandchildren, Nicholas (Katya) Williams, Catherine (Levi) Illig, Rebecca (Michael) Davis, Joshua (Rylee) Williams, and Emily, Julia, Anna and Nathan Williams; and three great grandchildren, Hunter Illig, Genesis Williams, and Damen Davis.

She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Natalie Williams .

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, October 3 from 5- 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 am at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Gregory School Endowment for the Catholic education of young people or the Ellwood City Public Library.

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5 thoughts on “Constance J. Reeher, 68

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we are not able to attend, please know that our prayers are there with you and your family.

  2. My deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and to all extended family and friends.
    I have known Connie for a long time since my children were in CCD from St. Monica in Wampum and I know what a wonderful and kindhearted person she was. She will be missed by many. I hope that all the wonderful memories that you have made with her, will help through this very difficult time. God Bless
    Rest in Peace Connie

  3. Sorry of your loss. I was a neighbor and childhood friend of Ray’s in Wampum. You have my deepest sympathy. Delores (Dolly Gray) Shepard, Columbia Falls, Montana

  4. Dear Ray and Family,
    We are truly sorry for your loss. Connie was a great and wonderfdul person. We regret that we cannot take your pain away in this sad hour. You might remember me from B&W electronic shop. You and I had wonderful conversations in your hydraulic shop. we also mentioned our mutual friend from our pasts; Sister Mary Grace of the Holy Spirit Convent.
    Any way, You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you recover soon and perhaps we might get together some day for a meal and some reminiscent conversations.
    Lou and Steffie Godlewski

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