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Leo R. Rheiner

March 22, 1931 — July 14, 2012

Leo R. Rheiner Jr., 81, of Bethlehem, died on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bethlehem, son of the late Leo Sr. and Mary (Henry) Rheiner. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis (DeLong) Rheiner.

Leo was employed by Bethlehem Steel as an electrician and later with corporate security at Martin Tower and Homer Research Facility. He gave over 60 years of service to the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company where he served as chief for several terms. He was a veteran of the Navy serving aboard the USS Damato during the Korean War and was proud of his Tin Can Sailor heritage. He was a faithful parishioner of the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.

He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife, Phyllis, daughters, Sue, wife of Gary Souilliard, and Beth, wife of Dana Wallace, grandchildren, Kelsey Wallace, Chad and Tara Souilliard; brother, John Rheiner and wife Marie; and sister, Elizabeth Zietts. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Rheiner and sister, Mary Lou Behr.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, where viewing hours will be held on Thursday July 19th from 7 to 9 p.m. A 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday July 20th at the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd. Bethlehem. Burial will follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 4029, Easton, PA 18043.

Holy Saviour Cemetery
2575 Linden St.
Bethlehem PA 18017

Thursday, July 19, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, July 20, 2012
10:30 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church
1861 Catasauqua Rd.
Bethlehem PA 18018

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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