Robert Ray Reader
Robert Ray Reader, 81, of Hawk Run, PA died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Campus, Pittsburgh, PA.
Born on January 2, 1933 in Tyrone, PA, he was the son of the late John & Dena (Snyder) Reader. He married the former Ida Irene Rech on November 26, 1955 in Winchester, VA; she survives in Philipsburg, PA.
Mr. Reader was protestant by faith. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He was a truck driver for many years and then worked as a cabinet maker for his father-in-law, Julius “Gus” Rech, of Gus Manufacturing of Osceola Mills until retiring.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, James Reader; a granddaughter, Alicia Reader; two brothers, Alfred and Roy Reader; and a sister, Dorothy Dillon.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Reader is survived by: a daughter, Peggy Custred & her husband Tom of Smoke Run, PA; five sons, Don Reader of Lake Worth, FL, Dan Reader & his wife Tracy of Houtzdale, PA, Steve Reader & his companion, Roxanne of Houtzdale, PA, Bill Reader & his wife Olga of Miami, FL, and Rob Reader & his companion Cindy of Houtzdale, PA; and a brother, Fred Reader of Altoona, PA. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the chapel at Windy Hill Village, 100 Dogwood Drive, Philipsburg, PA; with Rev. William R. Walker officiating.
Mr. Reader’s family will receive friends at the Windy Hill Village chapel on Saturday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Military honors will be accorded by members of the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearfield County S.P.C.A, 275 21st St. Clearfield, PA 16830.
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.