January 20, 1933 - March 6, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11 A.M.
5-8 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015
Paul Reif, 82 of Terre Haute, passed away, Friday, March 06, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family.
He was born January 20, 1933 in Minster, Ohio. Paul served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springfield.
Paul was a Civil Engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for 33 years. His interests and hobbies included painting in various medium, photography, nature and enjoying time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Western Ohio Water Color Society, Ohio Plein Air Society, Friends of Cedar Bog and the Springfield Museum of Art. Paul was also a volunteer at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had made several art donations to Community Mercy Health Partners and Community Mercy Hospice.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy, his children: Holly A. Tracy ( Shawn ) of Columbus, Indiana, sons Mark J. Reif, David P. Reif, Matthew P. Reif all from Urbana, Ohio, Vernon C. Reif of Mechanicsburg, and Allen F. Reif ( Deborah ) of Springfield; 8 grandchildren : Evelyn Pillion, Jessica Burton, Shannon Teer, Zakary Reif, Stephan Reif, Carolyn Reif, Lucas Tracy and Wyatt Tracy; 9 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; sister, Lucille L. Rouch ( Russell ) of Tavares, Florida and sister in law Linda L. Hutchison of Columbus, Ohio;
as well as several nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Lucille ( Ramsey ) Reif and Joey Hutchison , nephew.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 in the funeral home with Father Marvin Hackman officiating.
Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Bog Association in Paul’s memory, P.O. Box 510 Urbana, Ohio 43078-0510
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Nancy. I hope your many wonderful memories of times shared with Paul will bring you comfort and peace.
Love, Peace and Blessings, Connie Van Cleave
Nancy and family,
I was so saddened to hear about Paul’s passing. He was quite an addition to classes at the Senior Center the years I was there. And everyone loved him. He always made me laugh. My condolences to all. He will be missed. Respectfully, Jackey Arrington