Merlyn R. Reitenbach

Merlyn R. Reitenbach

LEWISBURG — Merlyn R. Reitenbach, 92, a longtime resident of Lewisburg, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Elmcroft Senior Living, Lewisburg.

He was born June 16, 1926, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Merle and Laura (Reish) Reitenbach. On Nov. 30, 1946, he married the former Mafalda Bozzato, and together they celebrated 63 years of marriage before her passing on Aug. 2, 2010.

Merlyn attended Black Run Elementary and Lewisburg Area High schools. He served honorably in the United States Army, stationed in Tarcento, Italy, which is where he met and married his wife.

Following his time in the service, Mr. Reitenbach worked as a construction supervisor for 48 years at the former Buffalo Valley Telephone Company, Lewisburg.

Earlier in life, he attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lewisburg, with his wife.

Surviving are two children, Giuseppina “Josie” Bilger, of Milton, and Ralph Reitenbach and his wife, Nancy Blood, of Towson, Md.; a sister-in-law, Alice Reitenbach, of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Pamela Delcamp, Kevin Bilger, and Nichole, Claire and Jenna Reitenbach; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one son, Raymond Reitenbach; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, where the funeral will be held at 11. Burial will follow in the Montandon Cemetery.