David L. Reese
David L. Reese's, 80, of Wayne Township, life ended at his home, surrounded by the people he loved, after a lengthy illness on Nov. 30, 2019.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1939, in Franklin Township.
He was a 1957 graduate of Lincoln High and a 1997 graduate of Geneva College.
David was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960 in Erlangen, Germany in the 4th Armored Division, which provided him the opportunity to visit much of Europe. He retired from the Babcock and Wilcox steel mill in Koppel after 25 years of service, and entered a new career path that would result in him becoming a Radiation Therapist. He also graduated from Geneva College during this period.
He was a past member of the Society of Radiation Oncology Administrators. He retired from Forum Health in Youngstown, Ohio as a Corporate Director of Radiation Oncology Services in 2005. He was public service minded, serving in various positions on the Ellwood Area School Board for 20 years between 1969 and 2013. He was especially proud of being able to congratulate the graduating Class of 2007 when he was president of the Ellwood Area School Board on the 50th anniversary of his own graduation from that institution.
David was a longtime member of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and served many years on the Wayne Township Water Authority. He was a past President of the Wur-Ell-Wayne Baseball Association and was active in the Go Blue football boosters club. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Sue Hienz, and their three children, sons, Eric and Sean (Tricia) of Wayne Township, and daughter, Beth Anne Demas of Land O' Lakes, Florida; grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas and Alexandra Demas of Florida, and Sarah Reese, of Philadelphia, Laura Reese of Pittsburgh and Olivia, Emma, Matthew and Simon Reese of Wayne Township; sisters, Patricia Vargo of Franklin Township and Joan Niles of Bel Air, Md. also survive; along with brothers-in-law, Joseph Burcik, Todd Hienz, Mark Hienz (Kim); and sisters-in-law, Andrea Fox and Marcy Jubach (Bob); along with many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George R. Reese Sr., Ethel Mae Reese; in-laws, Andrew and Esther Hienz; his brother, George R. Reese Jr. and wife, Goldie; his sister, Dolores Burcik; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Vargo and William Niles of Bel Air, Md.
We thank Amedisys Hospice for their exceptional service and care.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the Marshall Funeral Home in Ellwood City. Friends and family will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Marshalls Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Military rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard. A private inurnment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
To honor Dave, memorial contributions can be directed to the Class of 57 Scholarship Fund - Beaver County Foundation, P.O. Box 569, Beaver, PA 15009.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Published on December 1, 2019


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Dec 02, 2019
My condolences to all the family , such fond memories of you all.
Hugs and prayers, rest in peace Dave.