George Richard Reha "Dick"
Dick was born on October 17, 1919, in Tacoma to Ruth M. and George E. Reha, and passed away on November 5, 2004.
He was greatly loved by all and known for his generous spirit and humor.
A graduate of Lincoln High School's class of 1937 and veteran paratrooper in WWII's distinguished 101st Airborne Division, Dick settled in University Place where he worked at (Pioneer) Lonestar Sand and Gravel as an Operating Engineer and active union member of IUOP Local 612 for 55 years.
An avid skier, with weekly trips to Crystal Mountain even up until the age of 76, Dick also found time as a member of University Place Presbyterian Church to volunteer at the FISH food bank with wife Genney Allen and participate in PrimeTimers.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife Anna Fay and son Rick, he will be greatly missed by his family members, daughters Linda Krantz and Ruth Vesey (Dennis); brother Don E. Reha (Erline); nephew and nieces Michael Reha, Judy Shore (Robert) and Megan Reha; grandchildren Matthew Krantz, Erica (Craig) and Mark Vesey, and Jeanette Flanders (Bob); great grandchildren Lindsey, Brad, Ryan and Travis Flanders; and grandnieces Anthea and Rachel Shore.
Dick's proudest accomplishment was his family and he worked hard to provide happiness to those close to him. We will all forever treasure our fond memories of holiday dinners at his home and his loving care. Dick's spirit and memory will come to mind in everything we do, and his kindness will shine through whenever we extend a helping hand to others.
A memorial service will be held at New Tacoma Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice.
[courtesy of "JD"]
Grave marker for George R. Reha in New Tacoma
Cemetery, University Place (Pierce county). Washington.
George registered for the draft in Tacoma, WA on 1
July 1941. He was inducted into the Army at Fort Lewis, WA on 2 March
On 19 October 1945, Pfc Reha was transferred from the
101st Airborne Division to Company I, 508th PIR. He was discharged on 24