Robert R. "Bob" Reeder Sr., 81, of Bloomsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at his Scott Township residence. Bob was a resident of his home in Bloomsburg for more than 50 years.
Bob was born on Wednesday, June 17, 1936, in Montoursville, a son of the late V. Dale and Ruth F. (Dangle) Reeder. A 1954 graduate of Montoursville High School, he also received master's degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and The University of Colorado. For nearly three decades, Bob was employed by The Bloomsburg University as an Anthropology Professor until his retirement in 1996. Prior to Bloomsburg University, Bob also taught at Grove City College, Western Kentucky University, Lehigh University and as an Adjunct Professor at Penn State Hazleton campus. An enthusiastic golfer, he also served as head golf coach at Bloomsburg University for several years and was a longtime member of Frosty Valley Country Club, Danville. He enjoyed spending his time teaching and mentoring, particularly on the subject of the Civil War and had a love for animals including his two cats.
Survivors include his four children, Cathleen E. wife of Tony Reed, of Catawissa, Robert R. Reeder Jr. and wife Jody, of Selinsgrove, Lauren L. Morgan and companion Lawrence Toscano, of Canonsburg and Elizabeth C. Reeder, of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Gabrielle A. Reed, Zachary A. Diehl, Rachyl R. wife of Josh Sikora, Robert R. Reeder III, Roman R. Reeder, Chase W. Morgan and Brooke H. Morgan. Additional survivors include two brothers, Eugene Reeder, of New York City and Gary Reeder and wife Jeanne, of Montoursville, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bob's life from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2, 2017, at The Lightstreet Hotel, 1361 Main St., Bloomsburg, which he fondly referred to as his "second family".
The Allen Funeral Home, Inc., is honored to be serving the Reeder family.
The family wishes to thank Geisinger Home Health and Hospice and asks in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name are suggested to: Geisinger Home Health and Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or Danville SPCA, 1467 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821, in recognition of his commitment to adopting shelter pets. Friends and family wishing to send a memorial gift, share a personal memory or offer condolences to the family, a Memorial Tribute Page in Bob's honor and a Sympathy Store are available at www.Allen?FuneralHome.com.
Published on November 24, 2017