03 March 2010

Virtual Memorial: Ernest A. Reichert

As published in The Morning Call on February 24, 2010:

Ernest A. Reichert, 83, of Alburtis, died Sunday in his residence. He was the husband of Dorine F. (Hoffman) Reichert. They were married 64 years in November. Born in Landis Store, he was a son of the late Earl H. and Helen M. (Mest) Reichert. He worked at the general store and family farm and business in Landis Store, graduated from Oley High School in 1944, was a rural mail carrier in Alburtis, and later worked at the Alburtis Machine Shop. He then became associated with Prudential Insurance Company, which he represented in the Kutztown-Virginville area for more than 20 years, retiring in 1989. During this period, he also served as Tax Collector for Alburtis Borough. He was a member and served on church council of Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alburtis, was a former secretary and treasurer of Alburtis Lions Club, and was a life member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. He had a lifelong interest in politics and current events. Survivors: Wife; son, Terry Lee Reichert and his wife Betty, of Whitehall; daughter, Susan Jill Reichert, wife of Edwin Barnhart, of Oakridge Oregon; either grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles.

Ernest was my grandfather. I wasn't very close to him but I still feel that he deserves a virtual memorial. And yes, grandpa. You are good enough.


  1. Even if you weren't close it's always hard to lose a family member. After 64 years I'm sure he was at least close to your grandmother and meant a lot to several of your family members. Sorry for your loss...

  2. He really did mean a lot to my dad and my aunt and her children. I can't even begin to imagine the void they are feeling now.

  3. Thank you Jeane. You know, I visited him today to look for some other people on the same cemetery and I found myself talking to him. Don't know why, I just did.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Becky. Though you may not have the feeling of closeness with him, it was there. Without him, there would be no you.


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