Kurt D. Reichenbach

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Kurt D. Reichenbach

June 12, 1952 - October 07, 2018

Kurt D. Reichenbach Kurt D. Reichenbach, 66, of Northumberland, passed away Oct. 7, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family and friends after a long illness.
He was born June 12, 1952, in Sunbury, a son of the late William O. and Bernice (Beachell) Reichenbach.

He is survived by one son, Kurt D. Reichenbach and his companion Brandi Crabb of Spring Mills; one daughter, Michelle L. Reichenbach and her companion Matthew Jarrett of Mahanoy City; one stepson, Robert Boyd (Stationed in Kuwait) and his wife Teanne of Catawissa; six grandchildren, Liam and Emily Reichenbach, Noah Ramirez, Vincent Callo, Steven Stitzel and Kaitlain Jarrett; three stepgrandchildren, Venice and Ellis Boyd, and Raelynn Cutchall; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Trudy and Donald Miller of Sunbury and Judy and Charles Joline of Berwick; four nieces and several great-nieces and nephews.

Kurt was a 1970 graduate of Shikellamy High school and attended Bloomsburg University.
He was a member of Northumberland No. 1 Fire Company and an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. He attended many games over the years and was a regular face at Bowman Field, Williamsport. Anyone who had the pleasure to talk to him about baseball would learn very quickly he knew all there was to know about the game. He could tell you player's stats, and give you details about games played years before.

His love for baseball can be seen in the many charters and associations he belonged to. He had more than 35 years as a P.I.A.A. baseball umpire and basketball official as well as 10 years as a P.I.A.A. softball umpire. He was a charter member of the Chesapeake Basin Umpires Association with 12 years serving the CBOA EX. Board and four years as president. He had 20 years as an A.S.A. Softball umpire, served as an interpreter for District 4 baseball and as a assignor in SVL league.

Kurt served many years as a secretary in West Branch Baseball League. He umpired several years in West Branch, North Branch and American Legion Baseball. He played several years with Watsontown in West Branch Adult Baseball League. He worked 10 years as N.C.A.A. Basketball official and 25 years a N.C.A.A. Baseball umpire. He worked more than 50 P.I.A.A. District 4 and State Baseball playoff games and was a 1996 P.I.A.A State Championship Umpire.

Kurt also was very proud to have been able to umpire in Semi-Pro Can-Am League, Frontier and Heartland leagues. With being honored in umpiring the 2008 Division 2 College World Series. He wore his World Series ring proudly.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Interment will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

All donations may be made to either the family, Northumberland No. 1 Fire Company or to any Little League/High School Baseball/ Softball to help spread his love for the game.
Published on October 10, 2018
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