O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

George Reese

Mr. George E. Reese Sr., 78, of Mutton Hollow, Great Valley, NY died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at home.

Born June 30, 1939 in Titusville, PA he was the son of the late Ben and Lulu Jackson Reese. He was married on March 21, 1964to the former Carole Gogel, who predeceased him on June 24, 1980. He later married the former Karen Schuppenhauer who predeceased him on October 22, 2003.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Reese had been employed for the Town of Great Valley Highway Department. After he retired, he worked part time for the Town of Humphrey Highway Department.

He was a member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He also loved playing cards.

Surviving are: 2 daughters, Kimberly (Troy Williams) Reese, Great Valley, NY, Debra (Randall) Cranmer, Great Valley, NY.; 2 sons, George (Vonda) Reese, Grampian, PA, Mark (Julie Green) Reese Sr., Machias, NY; 2 step children, Greg Mett, FL, Angela (Tom Benz) Sherman, East Otto, NY; 6 grandchildren, Kyle (Bethany) Linville, Kaleb Linville, both of DEL, Dana Cranmer, Sara Cranmer, both of Great Valley, NY, Kaitlyn Reese, Mark Reese Jr., both of Machias, NY; 3 step grandchildren, Miranda Sherman, Taylor Sherman, Dylan Sherman, all of Great Valley, NY; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Morton, Great Valley, NY; several nieces and nephews..

He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Ed Stuve, Dave Reese, a sister, Wilma Muzi.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial ride will take place Saturday, June 30, 2018 starting at the Salamanca American Legion, 67 Wildwood Avenue, at 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life in the Great Valley Fire Hall at 2 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.