Charles W. Reidell
Charles W. "Skeet" Reidell, 80, of Mifflinburg, was received into the arms of Jesus at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at his home.
He was born Jan. 25, 1939, in Mifflinburg, a son of the late Charles E. and Mabel E. (Shaffer) Reidell. On Dec. 14, 1957, in New Berlin, he married the former Constance A. "Connie" Maurer, who survives.

Skeet was a 1957 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and a 1970 graduate of Susquehanna University. He played pro baseball for the New York Yankees Organization for six years.
Skeet was employed as a teacher of Mifflinburg High School for many years, where he coached football, baseball, and basketball, and was yearbook advisor for 20 years.
He was a member of the Lewisburg Alliance Church, where he served on the Board of Elders, Governing Board, was a Sunday school teacher, and played harmonica on the praise and worship team. He was a proud founder of the Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust.
Skeet enjoyed hunting, fishing, art, and especially spending time with family.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 61 years, are one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Anne Reidell of Enola; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Shannon Case of Weikert, and Robin and Randy Davis of Mifflinburg; stepmother, Josette Reidell; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Patty Reidell, and Donald Reidell; one stepbrother and stepsister-in-law, Patrick and Leslie Forsburg; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Roberta Hollenbach, Elizabeth Reidell, and Jeannette and Olivier Bourgoin; and one stepsister and stepbrother-in-law, Roxane and Doug Lyons; 18 grandchildren and their spouses, Zachary Reidell, Izabelle Reidell, Andrew Reidell, William Reidell, Joshua Reidell, Brynne Clawser, Paige and Austin Dando, Tess Clawser, Alecia and Kenny Libby, Colby and Jen Case, Lissa and Steve Hoprich, Jonathan Davis and Sheila Snyder, Lindsey and Zac Cuneo, Kaitlin and Ryan Schuck, Chris Porter and Whitney Bertoni, Akeem Clark, Sheldon Davis, Warren Davis; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers-in-law, Rhoda and Charles Fasano, and Glen Hollenbach.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, followed by the funeral at 10, at the Lewisburg Alliance Church, 137 Supplee Mill Road, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Dr. Rubens Ruba, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mifflinburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, 1900 Dietrich Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844, or online at

Arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
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Lisa Helsel
Nov 13, 2019
Mrs. Reidell,

I'm sorry to have discovered the loss of Mr. Reidell. I too, was a student of his at Mifflinburg High School. I was never good at math and remember crying in his class. But he was a patient teacher and always had a sense of humor. And then I remember attending church with the both of you at Lewisburg C&MA;. Enjoyable memories and the two of you meant so much to me! Hugs to you!
Judy Everitt
Oct 29, 2019
Connie and family,
While I can't claim Skeet as my teacher, I can attest to his zest in starting a Teen Choir in the church, giving those kids little choice, but to join! He and you were both so enthusiastic, even offering the few reluctant teens a ride to and from the church for practices. Dan, our girls and I always enjoyed church music so much more when Skeet and Connie's "teeners" sang their gospel music! A wonderful experience for them and a boost in praising God! Thanks to you both! I also enjoyed working with you and the Cherub Choir! Our sincerest sympathy to your entire family.
John L. Boyer
Oct 29, 2019
Skeet was a boyhood hero of mine. I attended many New Berlin baseball games, because my sister, Carole dated Tim Spangler. Skeeter and Tim pitched pure smoke and were great! I was a lefty, so I admired Skeet on the mound. I was thrilled when Skeet came over to say hi and talk to me at Carole & Tim's 50th anniversary party.
Dale and Marie Zechman and Family
Oct 27, 2019
So Sorry for your Loss, "Skeet" was a Classmate and a Wonderful person he will be missed very much at our Class Reunions,and Surely will be missed by his Family and Friends Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to all who Knew "Skeet"Prayers for the Family and Friends
Ron and Randi Turner
Oct 27, 2019
We are really going to miss him! He always had a warm hug and a good story. Our prayers are with you all. Sending you lots and lots of love.
carolyn stamm
Oct 26, 2019
Connie and family, so sorry to hear of Skeet' s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your life. If I can be help in any way, please let me know. Always a Friend Carolyn S.
Eileen Dando
Oct 25, 2019
Heavenly Heights Bouquet was purchased for the family of Charles W. Reidell by Eileen Dando.  Send flowers
Donald & Mary Ann Vought
Oct 25, 2019
Dear Connie - We were so saddened to hear of the death of your dear husband whom I have known our whole lives. Skeet and I were very competitive in school (from 3rd grade on) and shared a love of learning - especially math. Skip enjoyed the love of sports they shared. He will sorely be missed by all who knew him. Lovingly - Skip and Mary Ann
Oct 25, 2019
I can only say that he was a great man who influence my life in such a positive. I will always remember what he told me one day in class that the only time you should look down on someone is when you are bending over to help them up. I never forgot those words and try to live by them daily.
Mary and Mark Bingaman
Oct 24, 2019
My husband and I were both fortunate to have had Mr. Reidell at Mifflinburg High School. He was a great teacher who made "algebra" bearable for someone who dreaded math class. My husband loved him as his baseball coach. He was fair and kind and serious when it mattered. He was crazy and funny at the perfect times. He never seemed to age and his mind was as sharp as ever when I saw him last. He remembered your name and I know everyone who knew him will always remember his. Prayers for you, Mrs. Reidell, and all of the family.
Donnie Pete Richards
Oct 24, 2019
Mr. Reidell taught us how to take Pride in everything we did in life during football practices during our championship run of 1970. While we may have lost that bid, the lessons he taught lasted a lifetime. God bless...he will be missed by many.