Harold R. Reider

May 25, 1930 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 90)


Harold R. Reider, 90, formerly of Fleetwood, died July 21, 2020 at Amity Place, Amity Township.


He was the widower of Betty Lou (Lorah) Reider, who passed away 15 years, to the day, prior to Harold. They shared 53 years of marriage.


Born, May 25, 1930, in Oley, he was a son of the late Lewis R. and Mary S. (Rohrbach) Reider.


Harold was a 1948 graduate of Oley Valley High School.


He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He was stationed in the Philippines at Subic Bay, where he helped to construct Cubi Point Air Force Base in 1952 and 1953.


Harold was employed as a stone and brick mason for 44 years, retiring in 1992.  He worked for Chester Deysher and Richard Kemmerer.  Harold took pride in being a mason, and helped many friends and family members with projects over the years.


Surviving is his daughter: Glenda Lou, wife of Charles W. Phillips of Rockland Township; his granddaughter, Lauren B., wife of Justin A. Steinmetz; and four great grandchildren, Leah R. Steinmetz, Kayla A. Steinmetz, Aiden J. Weiser and Hannah B. Steinmetz.


In addition, surviving is his sister Georgine Olson of Chester Springs.


Harold was preceded in death by his three brothers, Earl Reider, Eugene Reider and Donald Reider.


Services will be private at the convenience of the family. 


Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Oley are in charge of arrangements.


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